Announcement from Director for Emerging News Products Chris Meighan, Editor of The Post’s new travel initiative Amanda Finnegan and Editorial Director for Emerging News Products Editorial Director Coleen O’Lear:

We are thrilled to welcome Natalie Compton to the Emerging News Products team. She joins the team as a staff writer for our new digital travel initiative.

Natalie began working as a freelance journalist in 2015 while living in Southeast Asia. Since then, she has written about travel and food for national and international publications, including GQ, VICE, The Los Angeles Times, Playboy, Bon Appétit and Departures.

In 2018, Natalie traveled to every continent in 11 months. Her favorite places include Tokyo; Paris; Svalbard, Norway; and Oaxaca, Mexico. She’s originally from Fresno, Calif., and graduated from the University of the Pacific, with a degree in communications.

Natalie will eat almost anything, including pig brain soup in Bangkok and scorpion in Mexico City, but her favorite meal would probably be Korean BBQ.

Please welcome Natalie; her first day is Monday.