| Biography of Natalie
worked as Research Director at the Illinois Department of Revenue for
10 years and has an extensive background in the formulation and
execution of data-driven tax and economic development policies.
Prior to that, she was an economic consultant specializing in economic
impact analysis, industry research, and policy evaluation and worked as
the Director of Economic Evaluation and Market Research for the Chicago
Manufacturing Center as well as the Director of Economic Research for
the City of Chicago, Department of Planning and Development. During
that time, she was in charge of managing a research office specializing
in economic development and urban policy issues.
She has taught classes at Roosevelt University in Microeconomics,
Statistics, Urban Economic Development, Public Sector Economics, and
Econometrics, and currently teaches Urban and Environmental Economics
at DePaul University.
She has extensive experience in developing methodologies, gathering
relevant data, analyzing and making recommendations on state tax
issues. Natalie also has significant experience in the
design, administration, and analysis of survey, case study, and focus
Natalie earned her bachelor’s degree from Queen’s University in
Belfast, Northern Ireland, her master’s degree in Applied Economics
from the University of Michigan, and her Ph.D. in Public Policy
Analysis from the University of Illinois in Chicago, Illinois.