Master of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Hobbies and Pastimes

Natalie is interested in everything PLANTS!; gardening, foraging, and annoying friends by stopping abruptly on hikes and bike rides around the Twin Cities to identify flowers. When the winter gets in the way of those things, she enjoys bouldering (inside) and cross-country skiing.

Natalie Strait


Natalie provides planning services for comprehensive plans, corridor and neighborhood redevelopment plans, land use plans, trail plans, bike-ped plans, park system plans, grant writing, and zoning ordinance revisions. Her work includes engagement support, report writing, planning context research, stakeholder outreach, and GIS data collection.  She is interested in finding ways to encourage youth participatioin in the planning process, and she is also interested in helping rural communities create and refine economic development strategies.

Her education included a concentration on environmental planning and food systems, and she has training and experience in the areas of GIS, entrepreneurship, microfinance, statistics, civic participation, farmers market organizing, and youth program management.

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