During her studies, Natalia has gained theoretical knowledge of intergovernmental policies and the European processes that take place in the institutions of the European Union. Active participation in research circles and time spent at the Silesian province office, a unit of Polish governmental administration, allowed Natalia to be introduced to the practical and social dimension of European integration and the process of the adaptation of the EU’s work to Polish public life.
In 2014, she took part in a student exchange programme as a Camp America Counsellor in the United States of America. During the three-month stay she worked with people with disabilities and youths who represented religious minorities in Maryland. Moreover, she faced the very real problems of discrimination and social exclusion.
The activity of the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR), which is effective and can be characterized by a large variety of actions in favour of human rights, especially related to cases concerning the rights of national minorities in Lithuania, encouraged Natalia to establish a cooperation with the Foundation. During her stay in Vilnius and participation in projects organized by EFHR, Natalia would love to learn about the possibilities of European law and methods of preventing discrimination occurring at the national level. She is excited by the international nature of the work, which is guaranteed by the cooperation with EFHR, and hopes it will not only be inspirational but also the means to future success and self-development.