Natalie attended Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, the Ontario College of Art and Design, and NSCAD University, studying Women’s Studies, Drawing and Painting, and Media Arts respectively. As the first Ada Slaight Chair of Contemporary Painting and Print Media, Natalie supported initiatives from students and faculty that contributed to the OCAD U community across program areas in support of mentorship and improving the student experience. From this work, she has been actively engaged in supporting BIPOC students and faculty and seeks out opportunities to address systemic racism in the institution. Natalie is currently cross-appointed in Drawing and Painting and Cross-disciplinary Studies. She has been part of the team developing the Life Studies specialization, an interdisciplinary area of study in the Faculty of Art designed to expand the study of the body and bodies as related to ideas of embodiment, issues of representation, the environment, ecosystems, and the interplay between science, technology and studio inquiries.