Natalie Veldhouse works to advance policy that secures food and income assistance for Iowans through a combination of community engagement, policy analysis and advocacy strategies. She coordinates CGI’s Kids Count initiative, using data and community-identified priorities to advocate for policy that improves child well-being in Iowa.
Natalie received her Master’s in Social Work and B.A. in Ethics and Public Policy from the University of Iowa. She has experience working in food pantries, school social work, health and education policy analysis and social science research.
When she isn’t doing policy work, Natalie can be found playing Animal Crossing while riding her stationary bike.