Nathaniel holds a Ph.D. in Ecological Economics and an M.S. in Ecological Economic, Values and Policy from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and received his B.A. in Environmental Studies and Peace Studies from St. John’s University (MN). Before joining the Institute on the Environment, he has also worked at the Agricultural Sustainability Institute at UC Davis and the Department of Bioproducts and Bioengineering here at the University of Minnesota. Nathaniel is also an avid musician and outdoorsman, and enjoys playing the guitar and percussion as well as camping, backpacking, kayaking, and snowboarding.