A native of the Washington metropolitan area, Natalia Almada graduated summa cum laude from George Mason University with a B.A. in Art History and a B.F.A. in Art and Visual Technology, with a concentration in Painting. She has since become a passionate advocate of the arts through her work at several non-profit organizations. At three galleries—Transformer, Arlington Arts Center, and Hillyer Art Space—Natalia collaborated with the administrators and artists to install and manage art exhibitions, promote gallery events, and sustain vital gallery records. She was later employed at International Arts & Artists, applying her experience towards the development and marketing of traveling exhibitions. Currently, Natalia is the Editorial Assistant at Sculpture magazine, where she works closely with the Editor and Managing Editor to assure successful production of each issue, and the Studio Assistant for the artist Setsuko Ono.
She is now extremely enthusiastic to take on the additional role of recording Cianne Fragione's legacy through Art Cart. Ms. Fragione was Natalia's first art professor in high school, and Natalia even worked as Ms. Fragione's Studio Assistant for a short period of time. The two have maintained in close contact over the years, and Ms. Fragione has truly served as an invaluable mentor and educator.