Natalia attended Yale University and majored in math and philosophy. During the summer after her junior year, she landed an internship on the Product Management Team at Duolingo—and she had such a great experience that she returned to the company as an Associate Product Manager after graduating the next year.
Working in conjunction with engineers, designers, and research scientists, Natalia’s overarching goal is to find out what the most engaging way of teaching is and incorporate it into the Duolingo product. She helps come up with new features and challenges to help users learn, and makes sure each new iteration runs smoothly. She’s most proud of having recently launched Duolingo’s Japanese course—which was the most requested course by users.
“It’s very important to be creative in this role. Usually when we have a problem to solve, there are so many different ways of solving it, and my job requires me to find the best way through lots of iterations and user studies.”
"Duolingo is definitely a great place to grow your career. I started out as an intern, and during the last year, I've seen how much I've improved in terms of managing my time and becoming more efficient—and I've been given freedom to lead my own projects, which has helped me grow a lot."