Natalie is a veterinary student at Colorado State University as part of the MPH/DVM dual program, concentrating in Epidemiology. She plans to graduate with her MPH in 2014 and DVM in 2017.

Throughout her time at CSU, Natalie has been able to expand her understanding and passion of “One Health” through various internship and extracurricular opportunities.

Natalie has traveled to Peru and completed governmental work with camelids and cavies, two main food sources for Peruvians. Additionally, while abroad, she began to recognize the importance of food safety in open-air markets.

While involved in the MPH program, Natalie completed her practicum and capstone project with the National Park Service Wildlife Health Branch One Health Office. While working at the NPS One Health Office, she completed fieldwork on a clinical trial plague vaccine and helped investigate the Norovirus outbreak in Yellowstone National Park.

Recently, Natalie received the Saul T. Wilson, Jr. Scholarship from the USDA APHIS Veterinary Services.

Throughout vet school Natalie will work alongside veterinary epidemiologists in the Centers for Epidemiology and Animal Health. After graduation Natalie plans to pursue a career in governmental public health and epidemiology.