Natalie ’17


Natalie ’17 

Major: Human Biology

Post-grad: Fulbright Fellowship to Spain teaching English, Science Teacher at a Montessori School in Atlanta, GA.

Currently: First-year Med Student at Medical College of Wisconsin.

After graduating from Pitzer in 2017, I spent a year in Spain on a Fulbright Fellowship and then continued to teach science to young people the following year at an international Montessori school in Atlanta, working in outdoor education in backcountry Vermont the summers between. Most excitingly, this past fall, I started medical school at The Medical College of Wisconsin.

My time at Pitzer was so special, mostly because of the incredible friendships I made, many of whom remain very close to my heart! Our reunions have been some of the biggest highlights of my post-graduate years. Part of the power of the Pitzer experience is to be surrounded by such passionate and lovely people 24/7.

On a professional note, the interdisciplinarity of my Human Biology major has also been huge these past few years, and I’m really grateful to have attended a college that values the diverse skills and perspectives drawn on in a field like biological science. The opportunity to study the intersection of health and humanities from early on has been formative of my passion for sex education. In general, I believe an undergraduate science program that emphasizes the social, emotional, and environmental aspects of health science has given me an advantage in thinking critically about accessible and patient-centered care.