Environmental Defense Fund
Natalie is a part-time Phd student, also working full-time as the Director of Science Policy at Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), focusing on the Mississippi River Delta Restoration and Natural Infrastructure. Natalie is currently conducting research at EDF on the complex operations and adaptive management of large-scale sediment diversions off the Mississippi River. Previously she was with the Louisiana Coastal Protection & Restoration Authority as well as the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana. Natalie graduated from Louisiana State University with a B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Management and a M.S. in Oceanography and Coastal Sciences. Natalie is a lifelong Louisianan who moved to the DC-MD area 4 years ago. When she's not doing science, you can find her hitting the arts–museums, ballet, Kennedy Center–or a dive bar for a game of pool.