Natalie is currently a junior in high school, with a strong academic passion in STEM. She took AP Calc BC and AP Computer Science A in 10th grade and is currently taking Stanford's Multivariable Calculus course, AP Chem, AP Physics and AP Stats. She is the high school math team captain and the founder of the American Computer Science League (ACSL) club at school. Natalie has also been a teacher's assistant for both her school's lower school and middle school math clubs for the past two years.
Natalie was one of four students to represent CT at the National MathCounts in 8th grade, and has since won many math competitions/awards including receiving the Maryam Mirzakhani AMC 10 award (given to the top 5 AMC10 female scorers in New England), winning 1st place in the Girls in Math at Yale high school math competition, winning 1st place nationally in the Math Kangaroo for two years, and being the only freshman to get a perfect score in CSAML (the CT state math league) in 2019. Besides math, Natalie also won the Technological Innovation award at the 2020 Connecticut Science Fair (with her project, Using Artificial Intelligence to Uncover the Connection between RNA Gene Expression and Cancer) and recently came in 4th place at the Girls Programming League out of 220 contestants.
Natalie has also attended some well known STEM summer camps, including Awesomemath, Stanford's artificial intelligence program (AI4ALL), as well as Stanford's math summer camp (SUMaC). She is a member of Mensa and also the Study of Exceptional Talent (SET) by John's Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY). Outside of STEM, Natalie loves sailing and public speaking. She has been appearing on Sinovision TV Channel, hosting talent shows and advocating for girls in STEM.