A disciple of the intersection between the sciences and humanities, Nate earned his B.A. in Scientific and Philosophical Studies of Mind from Franklin and Marshall College. Reveling in the interplay between different subjects, he wrote an interdisciplinary essay paralleling chemical reactions with personal growth, which earned him a position at the college Writing Center. Over countless one-on-one tutoring sessions and group presentations, he discovered a passion for sharing knowledge and guiding others to develop unique ideas and enhance their voice.
After college, he continued to pursue his interdisciplinary interests through an M.S. in Physiology and Biophysics, with a concentration in Complementary and Alternative Medicine Science-Based Evidence, from Georgetown University. That mouthful of a degree program taught him about medical physiology and biochemistry, but also introduced him to experts from Integrative Medicine (IM) 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) convinced Nate that he wanted to pursue a medical education, and with the help of Passport, he earned a seat at Albany Medical College, where he currently studies.
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 they can.
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 thrives on “the Nooch.” When not cooking or nose-deep in textbooks, Nate can be found ripping up the trails around Albany on his mountain bike. Nate also loves hiking, disc golf, and yoga, and he’s currently in the midst of learning medical Spanish and chess.