She is described as dull and not as involved in the social scene as most Moroi of her position. Natalie spends most of Vampire Academy spying on Lissa, trying to catch her in the act of using Spirit. She kills animals and leaves them for Lissa to heal, helping to drive Lissa to the edge, then uses her Earth magic to injure Rose. At the end of Vampire Academy, Natalie's father convinces her to turn Strigoi. Her victim to become Strigoi is the elderly Slavic arts teacher, Mr. Nagy. She then proceeds to help her father attempt to escape. After brutally assaulting Rose, Natalie is killed by Dimitri Belikov with some help from Rose.
Natalie is slim and beautiful. She has pale skin with thick and long jet black hair and jade green eyes. In the film adaptation, Natalie wears eyeglasses and has dirty blonde and curly hair.