30 May Nice to meet you, I’m Natalie!
My name is Natalie Matias and I was born and raised in Hialeah, FL. As a young girl, my dad and I drove around natural and historic parks across South Florida whenever possible – weekends, holidays, birthdays, special events, etc. This activity, paired with my interest in history, led me to my current adventures as an archeologist-in-training. However, before I found my love for archeology, my interests grew in the field of psychology. By the time I graduated high school, I was also receiving my Associates degree in Psychology from Miami Dade College in Miami, FL. Finally, I got to explore every single one of my interests at Florida State University ultimately leading me to double-major in Anthropology and Psychology.
Aside from studying different cultures and the way people think, I enjoy riding 4-wheel ATV’s, hanging out with my friends, and travelling as much as possible. My top three countries that I’ve visited thus far are Italy, Germany, and Spain. I enjoyed Italy and Spain the most because I fluently speak both languages, in addition to English. I must admit ordering a Tiramisu in Italy in Italian is truly a fantastic feeling! Additionally, I have a very tiny dog, named Cleo. Nothing excites me more than the thought of my upcoming internship with the National Park Service, Southeast Archeological Center, and I can’t wait to see what’s to come.