CultureKlatsch's creator and host, Nathalia Velez Ryan, is a writer, editor, and podcast producer. Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, she studied journalism and cinema studies at Metropolitan State University of Denver and earned her Master of Arts in English at the University of Colorado Denver. She has been an avid lover of books, film, and television for as long as she can remember, and she is passionate about exploring what contemporary media has to say about what it means to be a human. Some of her favorite genres include independent horror films, expansive novels that span multiple generations, and classic early-2000s comedies. Nathalia is the producer of "CultureKlatsch: A Production of CU Denver," and "Madeline Looks Back," a podcast dedicated to the female gaze.