Born on 25 December 1979 in Mirny, Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). Natalia Trunova graduated from Saint Petersburg State University in 2002. In 2012, she completed her postgraduate studies at Saint Petersburg State University in economics and finance, receiving the degree of Candidate of Economic Sciences. From 2002 to 2009, Natalia Trunova worked at the Centre for Strategic Research North-West Foundation and eventually served as head of project management. Between 2010 and 2012, she chaired the State Committee for Tourism, Investments and Spatial Development of the Pskov Region. From 2013 to October 2014, she served as head of the Agency for Economic Development of the Leningrad Region. From 2014 to 2015, she was the executive director of the Lengiprogor Institute LLC. Since 2018, Trunova has served as the vice president of the Centre for Strategic Research Foundation and head of Spatial Development. Natalia Trunova is also a member of the advisory council for the chairman of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation in charge of strategic management and development of the state audit function; co-chair of the working group of the General Council of the United Russia party on the implementation of national projects; a member of the expert council of the Ministry of Construction, Housing and Communal Services of the Russian Federation for the creation of comfortable urban environments; a member of the expert council of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives; a member of the Public Council of the Ministry for Economic Development of the Russian Federation; and a member of the expert group of the Russian National Competition pilot territories for the development of environmental tourism.