Natalie is a second year PhD student in Information Science at Cornell University focusing on Computational Social Science. She is currently being advised by Michael Macy and is a member of his Social Dynamics Laboratory Her  work primarily focuses on studying the dynamics of social polarization through social media and through online-based experiments.

Prior to graduate school, she received a BA in Communications and Sociology at Rutgers University. She also worked for two years in marketing as a social media analyst at Converseon, and FCB New York.