As a student of Biology at Cornell University, Natalie felt at home as a Bartels Science Illustrator, where she was able to employ her skills and knowledge of both art and science, her two life-long passions. As a Bartels Illustrator, she produced paintings for the “Four Keys to Bird ID” poster that was published in the Lab’s newsletter BirdScope, as well as two watercolor paintings for the Elephant Listening Project.
Since completing the program, Natalie graduated with a BS in Biology from Cornell and earned her MA in Medical and Biological Illustration from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Since 2013 she has worked as a full-time Senior Medical Illustrator within the Graphic Arts Department at the New England Journal of Medicine. She also takes on freelance illustration work in her spare time. Despite her current focus on the medical field, she says that she never lost her love of birds, and she gets out into nature whenever she can.