2023 Fall Congressional Interns
Congressional Intern, Presented By: Amgen
Hometown: El Paso, Texas
School: The University of Texas at Austin
Majors: Public Health, Premedical Studies
Placement: The Office of Rep. Veronica Escobar
Natalie is a sophomore at the University of Texas at Austin majoring in Public Health with plans to attend medical school immediately after graduation to continue her career in emergency medicine. She is a nationally certified Emergency Medical Technician and has worked in hospitals and ambulances since she was a senior in high school. Her goal is to become a trauma physician and public health administrator with the initials of MD (Medical Doctor) and MPH (Master of Public Health) next to her name.
Natalie is an Ambassador for Be The Match, a Responder for Longhorn Emergency Medical Services, a Committee Chair for Central Texas Model United Nations, the Social Media Coordinator of the Texas Society of Physician Scientists, and a previous Texas HOSA State Officer. Amidst her participation in many student organizations, Natalie also conducts research as a part of the Freshman Research Initiative. She is a member of the “X-Plants” stream and creates biofuels as an active approach to stop global warming. Furthermore, Natalie was awarded the Dell Scholarship and the prestigious Terry Scholarship, a full ride that will cover the completion of her undergraduate degree.
As a CHCI Intern, Natalie aspires to integrate her passions of medicine, public health, and research at the government level to better her community for a safer tomorrow. Having grown up in the border city of El Paso, Texas, Natalie hopes to return to her hometown to give back to the people that showed her the meaning of hard work and determination.