Natalie earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She then went on to intern at a Santa Cruz treatment center for substance abuse. She became the case manager for the DUI program and later an intake coordinator for the outpatient and residential treatment/detox programs. Natalie then went on to work as a counselor at a sub-acute mental health residential treatment facility for individuals stepping down from locked care. Natalie lead groups focusing on substance abuse, mindfulness, art, meditation and yoga. She continues to teach yoga and work in immigration and asylum. Natalie came to CRP in 2015 and is the Program coordinator at the Watsonville office. Natalie is fluent in Spanish.