Natalie is an Extension and Research Assistant/Lab Manager at the Maricopa Agricultural Center (MAC) in Maricopa, Arizona. The Water Quality Department at MAC serves the state in research and outreach in four areas of interest: surface water quality, wastewater, water reuse, and food safety. She is an environmental microbiologist and works with stakeholders around the state on applied research to address current issues surrounding water quality. She also works with Dr. Channah Rock to oversee the Project Puente Internship program and mentors high school interns. She participates in the Extension and Outreach Component of the SBAR Project.