As a student at Yale, Nate spent a disproportionate amount of time playing with dogs. Well, technically it was his job. Nate studied Cognitive Science as an undergrad, focusing on how non-human animals process information without grammatical language. One summer, Nate took a break from dogs, conducting behavioral research on an island off the coast of Puerto Rico populated solely by 1300 monkeys. Nate graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a 3.93 GPA. While still fascinated by how the mind functions, Nate decided to pursue medicine after working as an EMT on an ambulance in Jerusalem. He is now living in Manhattan and will be starting med school in August at the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program where he will receive a Masters degree from Berkeley and an MD from UCSF. Nate is planning on writing his Masters thesis on the history and ethics of categorizing certain ways of thinking as mental illnesses.
Nate has nearly six years of teaching experience. All four years of college, Nate volunteered as a mentor for low-income high school students who were the first in their family to apply to college. Nate also taught Yale graduate and undergraduate students as a peer tutor for Introductory Statistics, and last year he volunteered as an English as a Second Language teacher for asylum seekers from Eritrea and Sudan. After scoring in the 99th percentile, Nate began tutoring students who are preparing to take the MCAT and has been working as an MCAT and SAT tutor for almost two years. Many of his students have scored well above the 90th percentile, and one of them will be attending Harvard Medical School this summer.
When he’s not working, Nate enjoys running, drawing, reading history, and, if you catch him at a party, breakdancing