Nathan was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and attended his hometown university where he earned a B.A. in economics and minors in mathematics, German, political science, and history. There, he conducted research on taxation and fiscal stability policies, paving the way for a role as the economist in the Louisiana Department of Revenue upon graduation. Nathan moved to Washington, D.C., for a research position with the Federal Reserve Board’s Prices and Wages Section where he studied domestic macroeconomic inflation. After a winter spent in Berlin, Germany, working for the Bundestag, Nathan returned to Washington to serve those experiencing homelessness. As a partner with the Capitol Hill United Methodist Church, he served a daily breakfast, helped search for housing, and drafted CVs and helped members of the community apply to jobs. Nathan’s interests lie in macroeconomics, socioeconomic distributions, inequality, and mobility. He completed his summer internship with the Roosevelt Institute. Nathan enjoys sport climbing, bicycle touring, backpacking, and making a roux for his gumbo.