Natalie finds the intersection of political science and public health to be a fascinating field of study. It was experiencing the daunting red tape present in the health system when her dad was fighting cancer that has inspired her to study harder. She plans to become part of the solution to the national health care problem through working within public health policies.
She mentors young students in Nashville through an afterschool program, volunteers at a local elementary school to teach nutrition and fitness lessons to underprivileged children and helps to organize a free week-long summer camp for children who have a parent diagnosed with cancer. Natalie is currently mentoring two high school seniors who are navigating the stressful college application process.
It is said that Natalie personally engaging, thoughtful, intelligent, and hardworking. Professor John Greer says, “Natalie’s volunteerism, work, and ranking in the top 5% of the student body is a testament to her work ethic.”