Natalie graduated from New York University, where she majored in Global Liberal Studies with a concentration in Critical Creative Production and minored in Social and Public Policy. Central to her studies was Natalie's senior thesis website, Dying Kindly, where she explored ways to memorialize and honor the dead while being environmentally and socially conscious. Natalie developed her passion for civic engagement at NYU through her participation in the university-wide conference, “Race Racism and Xenophobia,” where her short-film series premiered on the Florence and New York campuses for students, and in Brussels for the European Parliament. Natalie served as a Career Ambassador, worked as an intramural sports official for flag football, basketball, and soccer, as well as played on the club ultimate frisbee team. Natalie spent her summers working for the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development where she taught Civic Engagement. At Taft, Natalie teaches U.S. History, lives on Congdon 2, and assists with life and recreational fitness, girls' JV basketball, and ultimate frisbee. Natalie is also this year’s Carpenter Teaching Fellow.