Natalie Jones

Natalie Jones
Job Title:
Associate Faculty

Fall office hours:

Classes taught: BIOL 126

Employee Bio

Dr. Natalie Jones grew up on a small nursery on Whidbey Island, helping her family grow plants for landscaping and for food.  She earned a bachelor’s degree from UW in ecology and evolutionary biology, then joined the Peace Corps and served two years in Senegal doing farming and agroforestry.  Back in the USA, she started graduate school at UW, where she studied in the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences.  Her Ph.D. research focused on a native, parasitic plant, and how this plant affects and is affected by surrounding plant communities.  During this time she also taught at Edmonds Community College and Monroe Correctional Complex. Currently Dr. Jones works as a restoration biologist for Tacoma Water in the Upper Green River watershed, where she conducts restoration and mitigation projects benefiting birds, elk, fish, and other species, and manages a small native plant nursery and salvage program.