Natalie Nikolina studied law at Utrecht University (the Netherlands) and Warwick University (England). She graduated with honours (cum laude) in 2008. She continued her education at Utrecht University where she attained a Master’s degree in Legal Research with the dual specialization in comparative family law and human rights. During her PhD research she conducted multidisciplinary research in the Netherlands, England and Belgium. Natalie currently works as a researcher in comparative sexual orientation law at Leiden University.