Natalie’s parents and siblings migrated from Poland to Germany where Natalie was born and raised. Her family moved to the United States when Natalie was thirteen years old. These early transitions provided Natalie with an early understanding of how difficult drastic life transitions can be for children. Having this knowledge has led Natalie into the service of child and adolescent populations where attachment, adjustment, and at-risk youth behaviors need support. She learned first-hand how life’s path can be uncertain, and how supporting youth during the adolescent period can be improved with proper support.
Natalie has a bachelor’s in social work and a graduate degree in Social Work from North Carolina State University. During her studies, Natalie has an academic work history as a Guardian Ad Litem to advocate for foster children parents in the foster system, where resolving conflicts collaboratively in client’s relationships was her strength. In addition to this accomplishment, Natalie has volunteered and advocated for populations that have encountered substance abuse, mental illness, bullying, and for LGBT youth.
Natalie is looking forward to becoming part of the Bozeman community, while exploring winter sports, her love of art, hiking with her dog, and camping. In the future, Natalie plans to explore training and certifications in different methods of trauma therapy/treatment.