Natalie grew up on a farm on the tiny volcanic Caribbean island of St. Vincent. Frequent consumption of organic fruits and vegetables was the way of life for Natalie, so when she migrated to New York City for college, she was surprised by how disconnected many people were from their food sources. She was also concerned about the obesity and diet related disease epidemic she was witnessing in her community. This, coupled with her passion for farm fresh food and her love for cooking, prompted her to leave her corporate career to pursue a MS in Nutrition and Dietetics at New York University. At this point Natalie was introduced to the Washington Square CSA in 2010. She became a Core Team Member in 2011 and assumed various roles, currently she is responsible for planning/executing social events as well as many ad hoc projects that come along with a CSA.