Natalie Helms is very excited to be a managing editor for CAFNR Corner Post this semester! She is a junior studying science and agricultural journalism with an emphasis in conservation. She’s originally from Orland Park, Illinois, a large southern suburb of Chicago, though her family recently moved to Erie, Pennsylvania.
Natalie discovered her love for writing in high school, but wanted to combine it with her passion for wildlife. When she is not engrossed in her academics, Natalie serves as the public relations coordinator for MU’s Raptor Rehabilitation Program and absolutely loves the time she gets to spend with the amazing owls, hawks, eagles and falcons at the project. She is also the secretary for MU’s Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow. Natalie is active in the music scene on campus; she plays clarinet in Marching Mizzou, often sings and plays guitar for Lunch Time Talent and was a finalist in Mizzou Idol 2014.
Natalie had a summer internship with Cummins Consulting and the American Agricultural Editor’s Association where she assisted in the coordination of the 2014 AAEA Communications Awards. She also had the privilege of field reporting for two weeks in Costa Rica as part of a science and agricultural journalism study abroad program in January 2015.
Natalie is set to graduate in May 2016 and hopes to write or do public relations work for a wildlife organization in the future.