Natalia attended the University of Cincinnati and was a sister of Gamma Phi Beta. She majors in nuclear medicine and aspires to work with cancer patients. She was a semifinalist for Miss COED 2016.
Natalia had a difficult childhood, having a father, Rod, who abusive toward her mother and was diagnosed with paranoia and schizophrenia.
She was an only child growing up.
Her parents were divorced when she was six.
On June 24, 2004, Natalia was kidnapped by her father, who aggressively took her away from her aunt and uncle while her mother was at work.
He was making proclamations that he was Jesus Christ and wanted to take him and Natalia to heaven.
She was missing for over 17 hours when an off-duty police officer called in the vehicle Rod was driving running through a red light.
Authorities subsequently rescued Natalia and found multiple weapons in Rod's vehicle.
Natalia's father is now homeless in Florida and sends her packages with strange coded messages from time to time.
She revealed that she changed her name from Ashley to Natalia to avoid him tracking her down.