Beginning in 2021, Natalie joined Emerson College as Iwasaki Library's Marlboro Institute Librarian. In this role, she supports students, faculty, and staff in conducting ethical and critical research and scholarship. Previously, she was an Instructional Designer with the University of New England and the Open Education Librarian and a Diversity Resident Librarian with the University of Texas Libraries. Prior public library and college bookstore experience have allowed her to hear directly from students about their struggles with information access and resulting impacts on their academic and personal lives.
As an information professional, she is committed to increasing representation of historically underrepresented groups in teaching, learning, and research materials and taking a feminist, equity-informed approach to her own disciplinary practices. Some of her research interests include open education, the politics of citation, and issues of labor in library and information science.
Natalie is originally from San Antonio, TX. She holds an MLIS from Drexel University with a specialization in Digital Curation and a BA in Literary Studies with a Political Science minor from The University of Texas at Dallas.