- School affiliation: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
- Degree/ Degree candidacies:
- Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, MD Candidate Class of 2023
- University of Miami, Bachelors of Science, Class of 2019
As an undergraduate student, Natalie studied Biochemistry and Psychology. Outside of the classroom, she discovered her passion for working with sick children and their families as both a volunteer radio station DJ inside of a local hospital and a volunteer producer for the Austen Everett Foundation. Her interest in health education came from her role as a Mental Health Peer Educator for the University of Miami Counseling Center and as an Adolescent HIV/STI Counselor in Miami, Florida. When Natalie started at Johns Hopkins as a medical student in August 2019, she knew that she wanted to continue to explore her interests in pediatrics, health education, and community outreach with a focus on health equity amongst the Hispanic community. Thus, Natalie is currently involved with Vidas Saludables, a quarterly bilingual Adolescent Healthy Lifestyle Education Series, and COVID-19 School-Reopening Educational Programming. Additionally, Natalie work with the Interventional Cardiology Department at Johns Hopkins Hospital conducting clinical research focused on TAVR outcomes and disparities. Natalie aspires to become a Pediatric Interventional Cardiologist in the future.