Nathan Chael graduated from Stanford with a B.A. in philosophy in 2018, with Distinction and with a minor in mathematics. He also received an M.S. from Stanford’s Earth Systems Program in 2019, where his master’s thesis examined the politics of efforts to fund the global response to climate change. In college he was involved with Stanford’s club soccer team, outdoor leadership programs, music programs, and Camp Kesem, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Nathan has interned at the Center for International Environmental Law and with U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich of New Mexico. He has conducted research on various aspects of the law and politics of climate change in the United States and worldwide, and his written work has appeared in publications including the Annual Review of Resource Economics, the Journal of Science Policy and Governance, and Anthroposphere: The Oxford Climate Review. Nathan hails from Albuquerque, New Mexico. He enjoys jazz music, playing soccer, and doing volunteer work with youth.