Dr. Natalie Baloy, originally from Ohio, has lived on the Pacific Coast for over ten years. She completed her master’s and PhD in cultural anthropology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, and lived on Orcas Island while writing her dissertation. From 2014 to 2016, Natalie completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the University of California Center for Collaborative Research for an Equitable California at UC Santa Cruz. Natalie is excited to be back in the Pacific Northwest to serve as Assistant Director of Canada House Programs, which includes the Salish Sea Institute, the Border Policy Research Institute, and the Center for Canadian-American Studies. She is committed to facilitating place-based learning and connecting across borders and boundaries.
The Pacific Northwest National Resource Center on Canada (Canadian Studies at UW and the Center for Canadian-American Studies at Western Washington University) is very pleased to welcome Natalie to our team.