First Name

Natalie

Last Name

M.

Bio

Since Natalie received her NCWIT Aspirations in Computing awards, she has continued on the path to following her passion of studying engineering at the University of Southern California. Natalie ranked among the top 1% of USC's 52,000 applicants and was awarded the Presidential Scholarship, a merit scholarship given to outstanding, holistic applicants. As a student in the W.V.T. Rusch Undergraduate Engineering Honors Program, she is currently majoring in Computer Science and Business Administration in the Viterbi School of Engineering and was placed on the Dean's List for her fall semester. Natalie has also been involved with the USC Chapter of Society of Women Engineers (SWE) to connect with fellow female engineers as well as top companies that come to USC SWE events to recruit. Furthermore, since receiving her awards junior year of high school, she graduated with the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Society and a prestigious Cum Laude distinction. Natalie served as the only female on her high school's Robotics team, and definitely added some fire to the previously all-male group. At the Botball regional tournament, there was a close race between the top three teams, and because of the work she did for her team on the organizational and presentation aspect of the team, her team bumped up to first place. Because of this amazing win with her team, she attended the Global Conference on Educational Robotics, a program affiliated with the Botball International Finals, where her team placed fourth internationally in the double elimination portion of the tournament. Although her brain is bursting with accomplishments that are well beyond her years, Natalie still finds time to enjoy her new adventures in Los Angeles, get involved around campus with non-engineering related organizations to diversify her connections, and take advantage of the college experience with both academic and non-academic opportunities that are so generously provided to her as a scholar. Natalie is ready to push her passions toward her degree and make waves as an exceptional and hardworking female in the work force.