Natalie Knowlton began interning at IAALS in 2006 and came on full time in 2008 working as a Research Analyst for the Quality Judges Initiative and the Rule One Initiative. She is now Manager of the Quality Judges Initiative, where she provides legal and empirical research and analysis, facilitates collaboration among stakeholders, and undertakes national outreach and advocacy to further the goals of preserving impartiality and accountability in the civil justice system.
Knowlton received her J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and her M.A. in International Studies from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. During law school, Knowlton spent three years with the Denver Journal of International Law and Policy, including a year as Managing Editor on the 2007-2008 Editorial Board. She was also heavily involved with the school’s International Legal Studies program and participated in the international criminal tribunal externship.
Knowlton obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in International Affairs. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Knowlton has international study and work experience, having studied abroad at the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium and worked in Tanzania as a program consultant for the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. She is proficient in French and is continuing language studies in German.