Chief Staff Attorney
One of the original members of the Innocence Project of Texas (IPTX), Natalie's interest in law and the criminal justice system began during her career as an undergraduate student at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. She majored in Political Science and graduated from Trinity cum laude in 2004. Shortly thereafter, Natalie decided to enroll at the Texas Wesleyan University School of Law in Fort Worth. During her student career at Wesleyan, she served as a Notes & Comments Editor for the Texas Wesleyan Law Review, and she co-founded the Wesleyan Innocence Project. Simultaneously, she joined forces with IPTX in order to coordinate innocence investigations and litigation statewide. Immediately upon graduation, Natalie began working as the Executive Director for IPTX and as a staff lawyer for the organization's clinical program at the Texas Tech University School of Law. She held that position for three years but recently decided to put her law license to better use as the organization's Chief Staff Attorney. Currently, Natalie focuses her efforts on the litigation of claims of innocence made by individuals who can be proven innocent via the testing of DNA evidence.