Graduate Student in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 2015-present
Broadly interested in how birds cope with changing environments, Natalie is a Ph.D. Candidate in Irby Lovette’s lab at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. She grew up in Kansas City, KS, and got her B.A. in Biology with a minor in Gender Studies at St. Olaf College. At St. Olaf, Natalie worked with Dr. Steve Freedberg to investigate spatial variation in d15N among painted turtles in the Mississippi River. She also studied on avian foraging behavior and conservation in south India. Natalie then completed her Master’s at Columbia University, working with Dr. Dustin Rubenstein on the evolution of the glucocorticoid receptor in African starlings.