Originally from St. George, SC, Natalie Emanuel received her Bachelor's Degree in Biological Sciences from Clemson University. She then worked as an applied behavior analysis therapist for children with autism, and in an urgent care setting prior to nursing school. In 2008, she received her Bachelor's in Nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). Natalie worked for six years as a pediatric nurse in an inpatient medical surgical unit at MUSC's Children's Hospital. She completed her Master's in Nursing in 2014 from the University of South Alabama.
Natalie is married with one dog and cat. In her spare time she enjoys reading, yoga, and spending time outdoors.