Natalie received the Ally Award in 2015 from St. Cloud State University for efforts to creating a more inclusive university. She enjoys researching better practices for Adult Learners.
Natalie speaks German and enjoys taking new classes that have nothing to do with her career. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, kayaking, fishing, cross country skiing, travel and gardening (though her family says you can't call what she does gardening; it's just a creative ways to kill plants).