Natalie Angell-Besseling founded The Shanti Uganda Society in 2008 and has had many roles within the organization since then. She has committed her career to improving Maternal Health and feels passionate about sustainable, community led development. She has an Honours BA in International Development Studies from York University and has completed additional training as a yoga teacher and doula.
Natalie co-founded Heart Centre Yoga, has produced a guided meditation CD and spent several years working as a doula supporting birthing women in Uganda and Canada. She was a contributing writer in the book, Women Like Us: Illuminating the World and her work has been featured in numerous publications including the ebook B.C. Without Borders: 50 British Columbians Leading the Fight Against Global Poverty. She has spoken around North America on issues surrounding maternal & infant health, sustainable international development and motherhood.
Natalie lives in Vancouver, BC with her husband and two daughters.