Nate received his BA in Human Ecology from the College of the Atlantic in 2007 and worked as an itinerant botanist for several years thereafter. He recently completed a PhD in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior in the lab of Dr. Shalene Jha at the University of Texas in Austin, where he used a combination of population genetic and spatial modelling to infer movement of various bee and plant species. As a member of the Lopez-Uribe lab, he is currently employing genomic data to reconstruct the historic expansion of squash pollinators and herbivores across North America following human cultivation.

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