Interests & Expertise
University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth - SMAST
B.S., Marine Biology
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Natalie received her bachelor’s degree in Marine Biology in 2011 from UNC Wilmington. She then graduated a master’s program at UMass Dartmouth’s SMAST in 2015 in Fisheries Oceanography with a specialization in Living Marine Resource Management and fishing gear technology. Her project focused on reducing bycatch in trawl nets used in the groundfish fishery. Since then, she worked for North Carolina’s state fisheries department first as an observer, then on their gillnet sampling program. Her primary interests lie in fishing gear and it’s interactions with living organisms and their associated ecosystems.