Natalie is the Research Assistant Coordinator for the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, and has been with the organization since May 2009. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Women Studies from the University of Connecticut. While at UConn, she volunteered at the Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Eastern Connecticut as a crisis counselor. Following graduation, she worked as a Child Advocate for the Sexual Assault Crisis and Education Center in Stamford, Connecticut. She provided education, counseling, and support to male and female survivors and their families.
Natalie went on to receive her Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology at Marymount University. She completed an internship at the Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Assault and Sex Offender Registry Unit, assisting in on going sexual assault cases and updating DC’s Sex Offender Registry.
Natalie’s professional interests include criminal psychology and psychological assessments. She is particularly interested in the assessment of psychopathy, competency to stand trial, and evaluations of insanity.