Natalie Aguila Briscoe received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin in 2000 where her focus was on learning and perception across the lifespan and her Master's Degree in counseling and human development from the University of North Texas in 2002. She has amassed over a decade as a Religious Educator, serving congregations in the Southern and Pacific Western Regions. Natalie joined the Unitarian Universalist Association's Congregational Life Staff in 2013, began serving as the Co-Lead of the Southern Region in 2018, and transitioned to the sole Lead of the Region in 2021. She is the recipient of the Norma Veridan Award for unique and outstanding service in Religious Education and the Ruth Clark Award for Excellence in Service to Unitarian Universalism. Natalie is a proud Queer Pinay woman whose ministry is to help congregations become the best institutional incarnation of Unitarian Universalism that they can be.