Natalie is a passionate public servant with a focus on finance. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Master’s in Public Administration in May 2017 and a Bachelor’s in Journalism from the University of Kansas in 2014.
Natalie is a Budget Analyst in the Office of Management and Budget Analysis at the University of Pennsylvania. Previously, she held positions at the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Budget and Program Evaluation and the Office of Innovation and Technology. While in graduate school, Natalie was selected as a participant in Mayor Jim Kenney’s internship program and served as a Public Service and Leadership Fellow and a Robert A. Fox Leadership Fellow. She is a graduate of the Fund for American Studies’ International Affairs and Economics program and has held positions at the U.S. Department of State, the Kansas Legislature, the Center for American Progress and for a gubernatorial campaign.
Natalie has received multiple awards for her commitment to public service including being named a 2017 recipient of the Institutional Service Award from the Fels Institute of Government and a Women of Distinction by the Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equity. She recently served on the board of Women of Fels, a professional development organization for graduate students, and was the chair of Penn’s Student Financial Services Committee, which oversees educational financing and financial literacy programs at the University.
In her spare time, Natalie is an active member in the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and serves on its Advisory Board on Graduate Education. Natalie is a graduate of Young Involved Philadelphia’s Board Prep Program and also volunteers as a panelist for Youth Aid Panel, where she mentors youth entering the Philadelphia District Attorney’s juvenile diversion program. Natalie also works with Compass Pro Bono, a nonprofit consulting firm, and maintains keen interests in municipal government, fiscal accountability, voting rights, and honeybee conservation.