Natalie graduated from Brock Univ. in St. Catharines, Canada, after achieving her Bachelor's and Master's in Science. She subsequently completed her Medical Degree from Jagiellonian Univ. Medical College in Krakow, Poland, where she had the opportunity to not only study medicine at one of the oldest universities in Europe, but also travel and immerse herself in various cultures. She went on to complete her Anesthesiology residency at Loyola Univ. Medical College in Chicago where her exposure to cardiac, transplant, mechanical support devices and overall, critically ill patients, ignited her passion for Critical Care Medicine and CV Anesthesia which she has decided to pursue at BCM as a dual fellow.