Natalie Ornell

Natalie Ornell

From age six on when she left Germany, Natalie Ornell grew up on the South Shore of Boston where her hardworking Irish American single mom raised her. Her Afghan born father, a German citizen, died before she left for America so she appreciates rare opportunities to connect with Afghans. Natalie earned her Master's in Asian Studies from the University of California, Berkeley and completed her undergraduate degree at Wellesley College where she developed a passion for China Studies. Her favorite quality in a person is courage.