In 2000 Natalia has graduated from Moldova State University, Foreign Languages Department. After graduation Natalia worked at Air Moldova State Company as a booking and sales agent. Two years later she graduated from Free International University of Moldova, Law Department. In 2002 Natalia was employed with the US Embassy Chisinau, as a Consular Assistant. In August, 2012 Natalia Barbu joined East Europe Foundation team as a Program Assistant.