Interests & Expertise
B.S. in Marine Biology
University of North Carolina Wilmington
M.S. in Fisheries Oceanography
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth - SMAST
Natalie received her bachelor’s degree in Marine Biology in 2011 from UNC Wilmington. She then graduated from the master’s program at UMass Dartmouth’s School for Marine Science & Technology in 2015 with a degree 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 and then on their gillnet sampling program. Her primary interests lie in fishing gear and its interactions with living organisms and their associated ecosystems.