As an Advisor and Interview Prep Coach, Nate loves learning about students’ unique experiences and guiding them through the lengthy application process. By fostering their writing skills and helping them strategically present their stories, Nate works to help students create the strongest, most compelling application possible.
Nate earned his B.A. in Scientific and Philosophical Studies of Mind from Franklin and Marshall College and continued to pursue interdisciplinary interests through an M.S. in Physiology and Biophysics with a concentration in Integrative Health from Georgetown University. That mouthful of education taught Nate not only about physiology and biochemistry, but also introduced him to experts from Integrative Medicine disciplines like yoga, acupuncture, and naturopathy. With an appreciation for the mind-body connection, he began coordinating clinical research at the University of Maryland School of Nursing. Supporting patients with Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD) and other chronic pain conditions convinced Nate he wanted to pursue further medical education. With the help of Passport, he earned a seat at Albany Medical College. In his third year, he is currently exploring specialty options through clinical clerkships.
Hailing from Falmouth, MA, Nate grew up with salt in his blood and fish on the table. However, after taking to heart Bruce the Shark’s famous line from Finding Nemo - “Fish are friends, not food” - he has dived headfirst into Veganism. He is an active member of the Capital Region Vegan Network and enjoys experimenting with new plant-based recipes. When not cooking or nose-deep in textbooks, Nate can be found ripping up the trails around Albany on his mountain bike.