Natalia attended Barnard College of Columbia University, graduating cum laude with majors in Neuroscience and English. She wrote her honors thesis on noninvasive neuromodulation of cognition and motivation using focused ultrasound. She enjoys finding new books to read, trying new recipes, and training her kitten, Luna, to go for walks. She hopes to attend medical school and specialize in neurology or oncology. In the Faden Lab she will support specimen collections and provessing for the Head and Neck Cancer Team as well as helping with patient accruals to trials.