Natalie received her B.A. in history from Yale College, and her master’s of social work from Columbia University. Natalie is particularly inspired by psychedelics’ potential role in healing intergenerational trauma and conflict, and for inspiring innovative community-driven solutions. Natalie founded the Policy & Advocacy department at MAPS, and served as its director for five years. She also initiated and helped develop MAPS’ Health Equity program.
Before joining MAPS in 2014, Natalie worked as a Policy Fellow at the Drug Policy Alliance, where she helped legalise medical cannabis in her home state of New York, and worked to end New York’s race-based cannabis arrests.