Nathan is a climate scientist and futurist whose scientific research lies at the intersection of global change, exponential technologies, evolutionary genomics, epigenomics, and the earth microbiome. His research has given him the opportunity to take positions at various international institutions around the world, from the Tropics to Antarctica to the J. Craig Venter Institute (the first human genome), Lund University (Sweden), and the University of Southern California (Los Angeles), among others. He obtained his bachelor’s degree at UC Santa Cruz, his master’s degree at Lund University, and his Ph.D. at the University of Southern California.
Nathan is also the co-chair of the NEXUS Futurism Lab, a platform designed to convene leaders across industry to highlight and drive social impact in rapidly advancing, emerging technologies that are poised to significantly alter social, economic, and political conditions worldwide. He speaks and co-produces content for various domestic and international summits including events held at the United Nations HQ in NY, the United States Institute of Peace in DC, and various other locations across Europe and Asia.
Nathan co-owns a regenerative lifestyle company, CoValence, LLC, with a team of designers and architects that creates products and immersive experiences that encourage mindful living and regenerative practice. CoValence is using behavioral design to build a cultural movement that redefines ideas about consumption and material wealth.
Nathan is also building an adaptive educational startup that is designed to rapidly teach big-data analyses for life and environmental systems to those devoid of big-data backgrounds. This platform utilizes the wealth of open-source big-data methods to create the new standard of data sheet analysis (e.g. new Microsoft Excel) to respond to the exponential generation of data across industry and environmental sectors. His co-founders include NASA and NOAA scientists as well as the former director of special programs at the Environmental Protection Agency.