Natalia Tenorio was born and raised in Las Cruces, NM. She studied Geology at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NMT), in Socorro, NM, for 3 years before transferring to UNM in the Fall of 2015. She is currently a junior undergraduate Chemistry major, minoring in Earth Science and Mathamatics. She joined Dr. Giri's team in the Summer of 2016 as a Research Aide and is being funded by the NSF. She enjoys recreational climbing at Stone Age Climbing Gym in her free time.