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I'm Natalie and I'm a Wildlife Biology and Conservation MSc student at Edinburgh Napier University, originally from the San Francisco Bay Area in California and a Marine Biology BSc from the University of California San Diego. 

I've dabbled in labs and in the field and have been lucky to work with and study a variety of organisms!

I'm quite passionate about communicating science with folks and I hope to incorporate this into my career. This year I've really enjoyed using my camera to capture pieces of nature that bring me joy (including the one attached to this post!). :) 


MSc graduate, Edinburgh Napier University

I am a recent graduate from Edinburgh Napier University, earning my MSc with Distinction in Wildlife Biology and Conservation - my thesis focussed on native and freshwater shrimp and is currently being edited for publishing. I am from the San Francisco Bay Area and studied Marine Biology at the University of California San Diego where my love for the ocean and environmental conservation was cemented. In between degrees I spent time in Monterey, California volunteering, interning, and working for the Monterey Bay Aquarium Sea Otter Program, two labs at Hopkins Marine Station, and as a whale watching naturalist. I am deeply passionate about science communication and education and am excited to see how my career develops!

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Go to the profile of Jaima Smith
7 months ago

Hi Natalie!! I also did my undergrad at UCSD - Biological Anthropology - and I'm also in Edinburgh :-) 

Go to the profile of Beth Robinson
7 months ago

Welcome Natalie, there seems to be quite the Edinburgh contingent here! Lovely cover photo. B