Alumna Profile: Natalia Jimenez (Naty)

Naty Jimenez is a two-time alumnus of OBCP programs, (Costa Rica 2016, and Mexico 2017). A lawyer who specializes in international and environmental law, Naty credits her experiences with OBCP with giving her the tools to connect people to the environment, which is necessary for the law to be implemented and effective. Inspired by what she learned about peace with OBCP, Naty applied for and was accepted to the Rotary International Peace Fellowship program. This September, she’ll begin her three-year master’s program in International Peace Studies at the International Christian University (ICU) in Tokyo, Japan. Congrats, Naty!

Naty credits her experiences with OBCP as fundamental in her quest to reach inner peace, and this helped her realize that her professional path should include helping others to find this peace in their relationships; not only with themselves but with others and the world around them. In particular, Naty emphasized that she feels that OBCP fosters safe spaces for women. She says that she’s never before encountered a space that makes, “women feel so comfortable with their own power.” Stating that this has inspired her to try to create safe environments for women in Colombia, she’d like to thank Executive Director of OBCP Ana Patel and Hector Tello Mabarak, Executive Director of Outward Bound Mexico and a frequent collaborator of OBCP.

– Flavio Bollag