Hi, my name is Natalie and I was born in Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic. Soon after, my family moved to California where we lived for seven years before returning to the Czech Republic. This bicultural experience left me restless to link the two worlds, and I decided to pursue my higher education back in the USA. I fell in love with Lewis & Clark and the opportunities I have here, such as conducting research in my field of interest (biology!) and meeting passionate people from different walks of life. I enjoy anything nature, hiking around PDX, learning about stuff I care about, books, movies, doodling in notebooks, good conversations and those chocolate chip cookies they have at the Bon.