Native Minnesotan Natalie Novak has traveled to Peru, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ghana, Vietnam, Belize, China and other destinations—but keeps returning to Cuba for its wide-ranging and energizing music and the warmth of its people.
She fueled her interest in international studies and political science at the University of Minnesota. Soon after, she began working with children at an after-school program through Cross-Cultural Solutions’ International Volunteer Program in Lima, Peru. She later joined the staff, assisting travelers with preparations for more than 2,000 programs. She also helped re-establish the company's insightCuba division. Natalie recently celebrated her ten-year anniversary with insightCuba and Cross-Cultural Solutions. She still enjoys introducing new visitors to old friends in Cuba.