Nate spent well over a decade working as a sustainability practitioner before coming to higher education in the SEAS Student Center in 2018. His experiences working in non-profit advocacy and local government sustainability inform his approach to experiential learning efforts at SEAS. In his current role, Nate helps onboard and develop master's projects for the student Capstone experience along with related external engagement partnerships that augment SEAS curriculum. He also supports and expands employer relations, develops internship partnerships, and major programming with the SEAS Student Center and Career Services.
Nate holds a master's degree from the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan (2009), where he specialized in environmental planning. He has a bachelor of science degree from Michigan State University, in Environmental Studies and Applications from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (2002).
Nate helped direct efforts for the City of Ann Arbor's first Climate Action Plan, along with municipal and community energy and sustainability projects within the City's Systems Planning Unit. He has been a community organizer for water quality and land-use issues in southeast Michigan and South Florida, including as a representative delegate of the Everglades Coalition.
He is pleased and proud to take his varied experiences and apply them to the sweeping mission of SEAS to transform the health of the planet through purposeful engagement with society.