Natalie received her BFA from the University of Utah and her MA, as well as MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
As a visual artist, Natalie is devoted to the medium of photography as a visual language. Growing up in a conservative environment such as Utah, she’s learned to make communicative art about controversial topics; working under this theme, she has broadened her perspective and interest in visual art as language for changing perspective on social issues involving women's rights and gender. She currently teaches at the University of Utah and is also a Photographer for a bio-engineering and manufacturing company.
The themes found in Natalie's art stems from being the youngest of four children raised by a single mother, Natalie grew up surrounded by educated, self-sustaining female role models. She gives credit to the strong women in her life for the success she’s had in her developing career.