Natalie graduated with honors from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in 2006, with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. Natalie went on to attend the William Mitchell College of Law, graduating in 2011 with honors in advocacy and writing. Natalie began her legal career as staff attorney to the Honorable M. Michael Baxter. Throughout her three year employment in Dakota County, Natalie performed extensive legal research and writing on various legal issues with an emphasis on criminal matters. Natalie also assisted in several criminal and civil trials. Natalie is an Assistant City Attorney and prosecutes on behalf of North St. Paul, Roseville, Vadnais Heights and White Bear Township.