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Natalie Waddington


Admissions Counselor – Undergraduate Recruitment

Natalie, pop culture junkie and dog-enthusiast, developed an interest in pursuing a career in higher education after starting as a writing tutor during her undergraduate years at Montana State University and teaching first-year composition at CU Denver while earning her MA. Born and raised in Colorado, Natalie spends her days outdoors hiking with her dog, Zeppelin (like the band), visiting local breweries and restaurants, and spending way too much time and money at local bookstores and vinyl shops. She is thrilled to be with the admissions team at Colorado School of Mines opening new possibilities for prospective students, establishing new connections in the world of higher education, and working in the beautiful town of Golden, CO.


  • Natalie has been to Sesame Street.
  • She is an avid listener of jazz and classic rock.
  • She doesn’t ski despite being a Colorado native (and yes, she can ski but doesn’t like it).
  • Natalie has an unhealthy obsession with lemonade beverages.


Communication, Empathy, Focus, Adaptability, Drive