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Natalie Skatter

Senior Policy Data Analyst

Natalie is a Senior Policy Data Analyst at the Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center. In this role, she determines and delivers the data needs for the annual State Policy Roadmap and additional special projects.

Prior to this role, Natalie worked as a Data Analyst at IPUMS, housed at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. At IPUMS, she worked closely with data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) and National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). Natalie harmonized, recoded, and documented the complex data to make it easier for researchers, academics, and the general public to use.

Natalie holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Policy Economics from the University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, Minnesota). She is from the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area and now lives outside the Twin Cities with her husband and their dogs, Lucy and Clutch. Outside of work, Natalie enjoys visiting new Minnesota state parks with the dogs, knitting, reading, and cooking.

Authored Content

Since 2019, the Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center has empowered states with evidence on which policies positively impact very young children and their parents. Reviewing the evidence connecting state policies to outcomes for young children and
Significant returns to families and the state
Impacts on workers, families, and the state budget