Natalie Torres-Haddad MPA, AWA is a two time TEDx Speaker known for her talk “The Foreign Language of Financial Literacy” and “The Confidence Gap”. She’s an international Award Winning Author, a bilingual podcast host of Financially Savvy in 20 minutes, international keynote speaker and educator. Her activities have been featured in the Huffington Post, LA Times, and 60 second docs. Natalie is a first generation College Graduate from CSULB with degrees in Finance and International Business, and earned a Masters in public Administration from CSUN. She focuses on helping those in debt to keep working towards their financial independence. Born in El Salvador and raised in Inglewood during the LA riots, she quickly understood that the lack of higher education and financial illiteracy limits her community of basic human rights and equality in resources. She started investing in real estate at 24 and began her career advocating for financial and women empowerment for equal pay. Her challenges dealing with student debt, which led her to dealing with depression, have influenced her to advocate for mental and financial health to be taught in all schools and work environments.