Natalie grew up in Washington, D.C., going to farms only on special occasions to pick berries, apples or pumpkins. She went west for college in Southern California, where she majored in environmental studies, and worked her way up to the Bay Area after that. Natalie originally intended to find a career in environmental education before she decided to pursue journalism. As a journalist, she has worked in a variety of media, producing content for Aspen Public Radio in Aspen, Colorado, Bay Area public radio stations KQED and KALW and the Point Reyes Light newspaper in Marin County. She has lived in the Bay Area since 2004. Natalie is interested in reporting on politics, health, science and environmental issues.