raised in Novigrad, Natalie got adopted into a decently wealthy family so much so that in 2005 she was sent to America to study for High School even possibly getting a chance to get an education in college. However during her final year of high school, the civil war broke out, she was never too good at studies anyway. The Civil war caused her to spend more time worrying about her family in South Zagoria, for a matter she knew that some of her family were involved in the war, including both her cousins, Romanskiy and Darya was involved in the war. Inturn she spent a lot of her time, drinking to forget and calm her nerves instead of studying for her SATs. This result in her dropping out in her last year and resorted into joining a punk style rebel group. There she learnt how to shoot, mug people and pickpocket, picking up basic skills of the street people, dying her hair blue and using multiple piercings to go with her punk style look. However, in the end of 2010, she was caught by USIS(United States Immigrant Services) and was ultimately deported back to Chernarus.
Instead of going home, she reached out to her cousin Romanskiy, a war veteran of the Civil war where he served as a combat medic. After explaining the whole scenario to him, Romanskiy agreed to help her and took her south into Elektrozavodsk. Unable to get a job without a high school degree and the job market being on the low due to the recent civil war, Natalie resorted to using her skills as a pickpocket to make a living, living in a run down motel inside Elektrozavodsk, only having her cousin Romanskiy check up on her once in the while.
One time, she tried to pickpocket a gopnik guy that was known for beating up Russians in the area. A local gangster beats people up for the sole purpose of revenge for the civil war even though he uses Russian in his words. That man upon seeing the punk style look of Natalie after catching her pickpocket her, proceeded to beat her with his baseball bat. That resulted in some serious injuries up until the point where she screamed in Chernarussian begging him to stop. Realizing that she was a Chernarussian, the Gopnik took her into a local shop where he patched her up. Introducing himself as Sokol, a man from Novodromisky who came down to Elektro to purge the Russians from the Fatherland. Eventually Natalie joined the little Gopnik squad that went on to beating up the Russians, blaming that all of the Russians were involved in the burning down of Romanskiy’s farm and the murder of at least 10 of her relatives.
She was the first person in the small unit of 5 to found out that Sokol was a previously Cossack, only seeing his tattoos once when he was taking a bath down at the lake. After confronting Sokol about the Cossacks symbols on his back and arms, it was revealed that Sokol was actually half Russian, trained in the Cossack cadets. She decided to bring the information to the rest of the group. This resulted in the exile of Sokol from the group, soon after the group disbanded and went to Novodromisky where Romanskiy was currently residing, there she kept in contact with Sokol even after the group disbanded. When the infection broke out, Romanskiy and Natalie took shelter in a local refugee which they left soon after during the riots. Eventually Romanskiy and Natalie split up and was never again and Romanskiy was presumed to have been killed in action during a supply run.