Professionally: Natalie received a Bachelors of Science in chemical engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). On the West Coast, she worked as an engineering consultant on large capital projects at pharmaceutical companies such as Genentech/Roche, Bayer, Novartis, and BioMarin, to name a few. Natalie moved to New York City in 2013 to work as an engineer at Perrigo, the world’s largest manufacturer of store-brand pharmaceutical products. After 7 years as a pharmaceutical engineer, she realized that her passion for finance overshadowed her engineering career path and decided to make the switch. Natalie is currently studying for her Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) designation and looks forward to developing in her new career path at our firm. Natalie is driven, motivated and a quick learner. We love having her on board.
Personally: Natalie is kind, sharp and full of positivity. Her favorite activity outside of work is running with friends, which she does every Saturday. She also loves yoga, open water swimming, reading and baking cookies, which are absolutely delicious. Her athletic pursuits led her to place 2nd in her age group in the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon in 2011.
Natalie is involved in the public speaking organization, Toastmasters, and is currently the President of the Graybar Toastmasters Club. This organization provides her with an exceptional way to refine her public speaking skills within a tightknit, diverse and supportive community of people. In 2013, Natalie won 1st place at the Area Table Topics Speech contest in Toastmasters.
If she could be anywhere else in the world, Natalie would travel to Florence Lake in the Sierra Nevada Mountains where her family has taken yearly trips since she was only 9 months old. Natalie is also a talented sewer and sewed half of her wardrobe when she was younger. Nowadays, Natalie focuses her creative energy into sewing purses and accessories and is one of our most fashionable team members.
Favorite quote: “The will to do, the soul to dare.” – Sir Walter Scott