Natalie Petrucci joined A Better Balance as the Colorado Staff Attorney in September 2021. She supports the protection and implementation of the nation’s first paid family and medical leave program passed through a state ballot initiative. Natalie graduated from UCLA School of Law in 2017. During law school she served as the Co-Editor in Chief of the Chicanx-Latinx Law Review, as a UC Human Rights Fellow while interning at the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project in Arizona, and spent a semester supporting a labor and human rights non-profit in Nicaragua. Following law school, Natalie defended immigrant children and families applying for asylum and other forms of humanitarian immigration relief at the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN) and at a boutique law firm in Colorado. She also worked with various immigration legal projects at the U.S.-Mexico border. Natalie completed her undergraduate studies in Psychology and Sustainability Studies at the University of Florida. She also served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in rural Panama.