Hi, I’m Natalie. I’m a writer, artist, and science/medical researcher from Saint Paul, Minnesota. I’m interested in science communication, infectious disease epidemiology, antibiotic use, and viral and bacterial evolution. I have a Master of Public Health from the University of Minnesota, where my work on the epidemiology of homicide won the Best Master’s Project Award.
My creative nonfiction has been published in The Normal School, Prairie Schooner, The Iowa Review, and elsewhere. My essays have won the John Guyon Literary Nonfiction Award, the Prairie Schooner Creative Nonfiction Award, and the Sonora Review Essay Award. I received a 2013 residency from the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, where I fell unexpectedly in love with Nebraska.
My fiction and photography chapbook, Gomorrah, Baby, about walking through and being haunted by the city of Saint Paul, was published by Anchor & Plume in January 2017. My nonfiction chapbook, Shine a light, the light won’t pass—about classical astronomy, galactic rotation, and contemporary dance—was published by MIEL in June 2015.