Natalie Craig is an Arkansas native who completed her undergraduate studies in communication
at the University of Arkansas at Monticello in Spring 2020. During her time at Monticello,
she worked on expanding representation of the university within the Monticello community
via her work with Student Ambassadors, assisted in the yearly production of TEDxUAMonticello,
and maintained a competitive spot on the speech and debate team for the entirety of
her undergraduate career. Her undergraduate work inspired her continuing education
and led her to the University of Memphis.
While working as a research and graduate assistant at Memphis, Natalie hopes to expand other students' abilities to feel empowered enough to explore their own research interests. Her personal interests in research are expansive and include the discursive social treatment of women's mental and reproductive health with a particular emphasis on patient-provider communication that is centered around phenomenology and feminist theory. Through this exploration, Natalie intends to undermine the problematic treatment of women in health and social spheres while providing specific practices for self-advocacy and equitable treatment.
Natalie's personal interests are primarily spending time outdoors or with friends. With her rescue dog Biggie Smalls she often hikes, hammocks, and tries to do yoga until she is interrupted because she is not giving enough attention to Biggie. She is also working on expanding her culinary capacity. Overall, Natalie strives to create a relaxing space for self-exploration and education for herself and others.
B.A. Communications, The University of Arkansas at Monticello, 2020