Natalie grew up in the Ottawa valley, coming to Queen’s as a member of the Class of ’01. During her undergraduate years, she was a Gael, a peer educator, a SOAR academic advisor and spent three years with Queen’s Security. While en route to fulfilling her BAH in French, and enjoying every minute of it, she took advantage of a study abroad to France and also completed the requirements for a BA in English in 2000. She so loved Queen's that following her honours degree, she remained to finish a BEd in 2002.
After Queen’s, Natalie accepted a scholarship to earn an MA in French Literature from Dalhousie University. She began her teaching career in Halifax and also thoroughly enjoyed working for Alexander Keith’s Brewery, facilitating promotional events sponsored by the Brewery throughout the province. It was during this time that she became involved as an Alumna, participating with, and planning, Halifax Branch events.
Currently Natalie teaches French Immersion in Toronto, where she loves living in the city. She’s a coxswain for a competitive rowing team, mentors new teachers, plays year round on two Ultimate Frisbee teams, volunteers for Big Brothers/Big Sisters, raises money for Sick Kids through the Speedo Santa Run, assists the Toronto Branch in any capacity she can, and remains a loyal Ottawa Senators fan. In her limited downtime, she tries to get some sleep.