A widely traveled writer and reporter, Natalie wrote her first story when she was six years old. Her first book, a work of narrative nonfiction and investigative journalism, is forthcoming from Random House (January 2024). Natalie grew up in Washington, D.C. and Stuttgart, Germany, and currently lives in Boulder, Colorado. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from New York University and a bachelor’s degree from Elon University. During college, Natalie spent a semester abroad in Ghana, where she conducted field research for her undergraduate thesis, an investigative, feature-writing project. After college, Natalie traveled to Sri Lanka, where she was a Fulbright scholar teaching literature to university students. Natalie has worked in a variety of writing environments, including as a fact-checker at The New York Times and as a research assistant for The Atavist Magazine. Her articles and essays have been published in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Atlantic, Marie Claire, Slate, and The Washington Post, among others. Natalie has led high school writing programs in Prague and Ireland, journalism, and cultural exploration programs in Nepal and Croatia.