About me

Screen Shot 2016-06-10 at 5.50.25 PMNatalie is a passionate financial professional with a focus on public finance. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Master’s in Public Administration in 2017 and a B.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 served as both a Public Service & Leadership Fellow and a Robert A. Fox Research & Service Fellow and was a participant in Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney’s internship program, where she led a research project for the Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity. Natalie 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 Woman 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 coordinates programming for the League of Women Voters of Philadelphia and volunteers with the City of Philadelphia’s Youth Aid Panel, where she mentors youth in the juvenile diversion program. Natalie is a consultant with Compass Pro Bono and a graduate of Young Involved Philadelphia’s Board Prep Program. She maintains keen interests in public finance, criminal justice, honeybee conservation, and many more.