Upper House employs a multitalented group of interns every year to help host events, greet visitors, and assist with administration. We would like you to know a little bit about each of our young colleagues and to value them as much as we do. This week, meet Natalie!  

Natalie Pratt is Upper House’s Communications Intern. A junior at UW-Madison, Natalie is studying Marketing and Supply Chain Management with a certificate in French. She loves the opportunities Upper House has provided her to gain hands-on experience using the skills she has learned in her marketing classes.

We asked Natalie— 

How has your spirituality changed since starting college?

Throughout college, I have experienced a deepening of my relationship with the Lord. I have come to know what it looks like to rely upon His strength in both the ups and downs of life. The Upper House project, various campus ministries, and being surrounded by Christian community have all played a role in the growth of my faith. I have learned so much since the beginning of college as God continues to show His grace to me daily.

What would be the top worship song in a playlist about your life? And why?

One worship song that would describe my life is “Refiner” by Maverick City Music. The chorus of this song says, “I wanna be tried by fire, Purified, You take whatever you desire, Lord here’s my life.” This has been my prayer—that the Lord would continue to grow my relationship with Him and I would continuously move toward surrender in my actions, words, and thoughts. I have seen God work through bold prayers, and this song proclaims the surrender of our lives to our all-loving, all-worthy Father. I desire for this heart posture to drive my ambitions and my outlook for the rest of my life.

If you had a side-hustle, what would it be?

My side-hustle would be opening a ceramics shop and selling the products of my work. I took ceramics classes for two years in high school and fell in love with pottery on the wheel. Creating these unique pieces by hand and finding them a home would bring me great joy and provide an outlet for this passion.

Be sure to say “hi” to Natalie if you see her at Upper House—and thank her for her great work on our behalf.