Dr. Natalie Raies was born in the GTA but grew up in Tecumseh, Ontario. She attended L’Essor High School where she played Volleyball, Basketball, and Soccer and graduated from the University of Windsor in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science – Honours in Biological Sciences and a minor in French Studies. Dr. Raies received her Doctor of Optometry degree at the Illinois College of Optometry in May 2018. After graduation, she moved to Nanaimo, BC on Vancouver Island and worked at 2 private practices for 2 years. After experiencing the West Coast, Dr. Raies is excited to be back home, closer to family and friends. When she’s not working, she loves exploring new places to eat, traveling, and playing any kind of sport.