Statesman Journal's Natalie Pate on Wednesday, July 19, 2017.NAME: Natalie Pate

LOCATION: Salem, Oregon

OCCUPATION: Journalist

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Arts from Willamette University, Politics and French and Francophone Studies. Vocal and academic scholar.

INTERESTS: Human rights, fiction writing, performance arts, traveling, politics, dogs, elephants, food, health …

BACKGROUND: Natalie is the education reporter for the Statesman Journal, a daily newspaper in Salem, Oregon.

She was born and raised in Colorado and made her way to Oregon to attend Willamette University. She lived in Washington, D.C.  while working for Amnesty International USA, but returned to the Pacific Northwest after.

Natalie has had stories and essays published with such publications as Ozy, USA Today and the Associated Press.

On her site, you can find her journalistic stories as well as academic writings, personal essays and more.

For more information on Natalie, visit, like her on Facebook at or follow her on Twitter @Nataliempate.

Her reporting with the Statesman Journal can also be found at


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