Natalia Galvan is originally from Chicago, but now considers herself very much a Hoosier, having lived in Indiana now for most of her life. After leaving Bloomington after undergrad, she returned in August 2017 to volunteer in Liz Watson’s IN9 Congressional race, along with some other state and local races, and is now very committed to working on progressive issues and Democratic statehouse races in all corners of Indiana, primarily focused on helping educator candidates statewide in traditionally red districts.

She was impacted by her time as a volunteer for IU Dance Marathon, raising money for Riley Hospital, and believes in trying to make the world a little better than how she found it. She is a local organizer and activist with the Golden Bicycle Climate Change Movement in Bloomington and was heartened that after major Golden Bicycle initiatives in 2019, the Bloomington Mayor, John Hamilton, announced that he will push for change through major initiatives in 2020, including by asking for significant funding for the city’s efforts to combat climate change. There is a long way to go, but that is a good start.

Natalia also was recently elected and serves as the chair of the Indiana 9th Congressional District Latino Caucus and looks forward to engaging with all thirteen counties in order to best advocate for Latinx issues, as well as organizing and assisting with voter registration drives and help with outreach on collegiate campuses. She also serves on the executive board as Secretary of the Monroe County National Organization for Women and was recently appointed as a Vice-Precinct Committeeperson in Monroe County. She is a member of the Democratic Women’s Caucus, Indiana Coalition for Public Education and is a proud Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) in Monroe County. She is a sales executive for Smithville in Ellettsville, IN.

Her favorite quote is one by Dr. Seuss. “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”