Natalie is a passionate public servant with an interest in public finance. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Master of Public Administration in May 2017 and a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of Kansas in 2014.
Natalie is currently a Budget Analyst in the Office of Management and Budget Analysis at the University of Pennsylvania. Previously, she worked for the City of Philadelphia in both the Office of Budget and Program Evaluation and the Office of Innovation and Technology. While in graduate school, Natalie was chosen as a Mayor’s Internship Program participant, 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 all financial services 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. She also volunteers as a panelist for Youth Aid Panel, where she oversees youth entering the District Attorney’s juvenile diversion program for the City of Philadelphia’s third police district. She maintains keen interests in municipal government, fiscal accountability, voting rights, and honeybee conservation.