Jacobs Social Entrepreneur Fellow

Natalia Rodriguez

University of Pennsylvania

Natalia Rodriguez is creating education solutions to help young girls and women access critical knowledge about their bodies, sexuality, reproduction, and relationships.

As a founder of FAM Academy, Natalia teaches women in Colombia about fertility awareness methods and other health issues. She wants to expand her project by developing a holistic sex education curriculum in Colombia and other Latin American countries. She believes that girls and women have the right to know exactly how their bodies work, to use this information to achieve their reproductive goals, and to have healthier sexual behaviors.

Rodriguez is passionate about women’s health, empowerment, and social justice. As a Jacobs Fellow, she wants to challenge her assumptions, discover, and more deeply understand girls and women’s pain points around sexual health and wellness.

Rodriguez holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a minor in design from Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. She has worked with kids and teenagers for more than ten years. In her free time, Rodriguez is passionate about outdoor and experiential education.