Natasha Miserendino is passionate about food, teaching, and the community. Originally from Chandler, Arizona, she moved here to Spokane from San Diego, CA. After working in restaurant management for almost 10 years, life has taken a different path and Natasha is now working at Umpqua Bank as a Lending Production Specialist. In the meantime, she is currently author, photographer, and chef behind her vegan food blog and is in the process of writing a cookbook geared towards those wanting to make healthy meals, but don’t have the knowledge or fancy equipment to do so. Someday, Natasha hopes to be able to teach young adults culinary skills and the benefits of a fresh, wholesome diet. Her talk will be about the power behind words and the impact they have on others.