Nathalie was raised in the Washington, DC suburb of Rockville, Maryland. She attended a small private school in Iowa named Graceland University and received her Bachelors of Arts degree in International Studies along with a minor in Political Science. Nathalie is concentrating in Economic Development and is currently a Graduate Assistant at the Office of International Affairs. She is fluent in Haitian Creole and intermediate in Spanish; she completed her field experience in Argentina in the summer of 2012. In the future, Nathalie hopes to work for the Department of State or the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). In her free time she enjoys cooking, reading, arguing about politics and spending time with friends and family.