MSc Candidate, Volunteer
Natalie is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo and completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Queen’s University. As a graduate student, Natalie is a member of the COMPASS study research group. Her research focuses on examining the impact that health interventions (program, policies, services) have on the psychological and behavioural wellbeing of youth. She also recently completed her practicum at Public Health Ontario, where she examined the dietary intake of Ontarians’ for the 2019 Canada’s Food Guide. Natalie hopes to further knowledge in her field that can be used to develop programs and policies that support youth at risk of developing an eating disorder. Natalie volunteers with local and national eating disorder initiatives. Last year, Natalie lead a campus-wide campaign for Eating Disorder Awareness Week at the University of Waterloo. She currently volunteers with the Waterloo-Wellington Eating Disorder Coalition (WWEDC) where she uses her knowledge and passion to support community events and write entries for the website. She also volunteers at the National Initiatives for Eating Disorders (NIED) where she is a member of projects aimed at increasing the awareness, understanding, and action for eating disorders in Canada.