Natalie Baker is pursuing an MD at Harvard Medical School with broad interests in emergency medicine, cardiology, and the intersection of climate change and human health. A Northern California native, she earned her bachelor’s and master’s from Stanford University where she studied biology and graduated Phi Beta Kappa.
At Stanford, Natalie studied cardiovascular disease in the Wu lab where she co-authored two publications in major academic journals. She also chaired the health education department of Stanford’s free clinic, interned at NASA and Genentech, worked as a teaching and resident assistant, and conducted a literature review with the departing international president of Doctors Without Borders. Her interest in emergency medicine stems from her time serving as a volunteer EMT and President for Stanford’s on campus emergency medical service, as well as working as an EMT for the Yosemite Search and Rescue Team. She also helped establish and co-direct the Stanford Climate and Health student group, successfully lobbying the Stanford Healthcare C-Suite for dedicated sustainability funding, co-organizing a high-profile virtual symposium, and co-first authoring an invited review on supply chain sustainability and a successful $15,000 grant proposal.
In her free time, Natalie led wilderness backpacking trips for Stanford and competed and served as a team officer for the Stanford Equestrian Team.