What I Believe And Support

A fearless grad is someone who chooses to go to graduate school on their terms.

They know they have more to offer the world than their current role.

They know why graduate school serves their life goals and are willing to commit 100%.

A fearless grad knows they bring value to the university, not the other way around.

They are NOT willing to take on massive debt for a fancy degree. Instead, a fearless grad chooses to be intentional about their grad program and resourceful in funding.

A fearless grad is free from self-doubt, sabotage and “I cant’s”.

They know they are capable of changing the world and can’t wait to learn and grow in grad school and beyond.

Meet Natalie

Natalie has her PhD from Cornell University in Environmental Engineering. Prior to returning to graduate school, she worked at a regional engineering firm in North Carolina. While at Cornell University Natalie was awarded a highly competitive fellowship through the National Science Foundation. She also secured funding for a collaborative research travel grant in Melbourne, Australia. Natalie holds her M.S. from North Carolina State University where she again secured full funding. During her undergrad at Michigan State University, she received individual private scholarships each year.


To say that Natalie loves to learn would be an understatement. The chance to exchange ideas and learn from everyone around her is a motivating force for all that she does. She is passionate about helping women in STEM and has mentored countless young women in this arena.


Natalie works as a data scientist at a fortune 500 company. She works tirelessly to provide value to her organization and bring in fresh new ideas. Most of her colleagues remark on her enthusiasm and candor.


She lives in South Carolina with her husband and two children (not shown is the chocolate lab).