Natalie Volk is Associate Director of Communications and Media Relations at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University SIPA. She most recently served as a Communications and Business Development Associate at the Energy Futures Initiative (EFI), a D.C.-based clean energy think tank led by 13th U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz. At EFI, Natalie led strategic communications efforts including social media outreach, graphic design, media relations, as well as congressional and donor engagement. Through visual storytelling, Natalie distills technical research and analysis in a way that is accessible to policymakers, press, and the public. 

Prior to her work in climate crisis communications, Natalie worked as a Funding Assistant at CKUT 90.3FM, a community radio station in Montréal, Canada. At CKUT, Natalie led social media outreach and community engagement efforts to raise over $50,000 for CKUT’s annual fundraiser. 

Natalie holds a B.A. in Political Science from McGill University with a double minor in English Literature and German. She is fluent in South Slavic languages— Bosnian, Serbian, and Croatian— and possess intermediate knowledge of German and Spanish. In her free time, Natalie enjoys boxing, hiking, and camping.