Natalie Fung

"I am so thankful that Swim with Mike has given me the opportunity to pursue a master's degree in data science. After sustaining a spinal cord injury, I did not think that I could finish my undergraduate education, let alone go onto graduate school or get a job. Now, I am more confident about my future, and look forward to making my Swim with Mike family proud."

Natalie played volleyball as a kid and was in the high school Marching Band.  She went on to USC, her dream school and majored in Public Relations.  She was set to graduate early with job opportunities in sight when suddenly, while in a taxi in Las Vegas, an auto accident resulted in a C5 spinal cord injury. After three months in the hospital Natalie returned to USC and finished her degree.  She found her place with dance when she joined an internationally recognized wheelchair dance team called the Rollettes and is pursuing an M.S. in Communications/Data Science at USC with the goal to help working persons with disabilities.