Natalie Southwick

Bogotá, Colombia

Professional Experience

Colombia-based freelancer specializing in feature stories, news, culture, travel, food, lifestyle and the many other fascinating aspects of this amazing region. Fluent Spanish speaker with social media presence, even from almost below the equator!


5 Years
5 Years
Social Media
4 Years


3 Years
2 Years


Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
3 Years
Newspaper - Local/Regional
1 Year
2 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

5 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

La Vida Idealist (3-5), The Boston Globe (3-5), Go Overseas (1-2)

Other Work History

The Boston Globe -- features correspondent The Chicago Reporter -- journalism resident Abroad View Magazine -- features editor Asociación para los Derechos Civiles (Buenos Aires, ARG) -- researcher Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University -- marketing intern

Technical Skills

Photoshop, InDesign, SEO/keywords

Foreign Language Skills

Fluent Spanish (spoken and written)

Computer Skills

Microsoft Office suite and Mac equivalents, familiarity with HMTL, Flash, Wordpress and other CMS


MacBook Pro, Adobe CS, Canon Rebel XS DSLR camera, audio recorder, iPod Touch video and audio recorder

Work Permits & Visas

Visa in Colombia through 12/19/12, working on renewing for 2013


Steve Greenlee -- Managing Editor, The Portland Press Herald Hayley Kaufman -- Page One/Features Editor, The Boston Globe Kimbriell Kelly -- investigative reporter, The Washington Post



Like any teenager, Cam Perron spends a lot of time on his phone. But he isn't texting friends or watching YouTube videos -- he's talking to former Negro League baseball players. Perron, 16 at the time of publication, has become one of the country's preeminent researchers on these forgotten men, helping to raise their profile and even earn some of them their long-overdue pensions.
Berklee School of Music is pioneering an innovative composition program to appeal to blind and visually impaired students. The program, taught by blind former students, aims to make all aspects of the musical process accessible even to those who can't see the music they're writing.
When their 22-year-old son, Ramone, was shot in front of their Dorchester home, the Rev. Ruth Daley and her husband, Raymond, coped with it the only way they knew how to: by continuing to bring their end-of-life ministry care into nursing homes and support other families while working through their own grief.
The newest residents in the tony neighborhood of Belmont Hill don't put up Christmas decorations, don't attend potlucks and don't pay taxes -- in fact, they don't even walk on two legs.


For my generation, immersion in nostalgic-heavy pop culture like "Toy Story 3" or The Arcade Fire's 'The Suburbs' is about more than escapism. It's about trying to go back to a time before falling towers and foreign wars, when the world was a safer, less frightening place.
U.S. efforts at sex education are falling drastically short of what the country's youth needs -- and the consequences are serious.


Dorchester teenager Deisha Brown Campbell accepted a "Nick News" challenge to completely unplug from technology for a week -- and discovered some new things about herself in the process.
Inspired by his first playwriting experience, Mike Ervin began the Victory Gardens Access Project with the goal of making theater accessible to the disabled community in Chicago. Eighteen years later, the program is still going strong.


Little Q Hot Pot serves up traditional, DIY comfort food at its cozy new digs in Arlington.
Financial analyst by day, restaurateur by night: this is the life of Marie-Claude Mendy, who brings the flavors of her native Senegal and a welcoming environment to Teranga, one of Boston's first African restaurants.


A quick guide to the sprawling city of Bogotá, for the traveler with a lot of interests but little time.
A guide to the best hidden (or not-so-hidden) spots in Boston, for those new to town or those who just don't get out of the house enough.