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Nate Coderre

Grant Writer
Hometown: Worcester, MA

Nate wants to use his grant writing skills to support community-oriented social change, especially with organizations that support marginalized youth. He most recently interned at The Student Advocacy Center of Michigan, where he ran much of their grant writing and program evaluation efforts. Prior to that, Nate spent two years working as a residential counselor in Massachusetts, supporting kids dealing with suicidal ideation at an inpatient treatment program. It was there that Nate first discovered his passion for working with at-risk youth and witnessed the power that nonprofits and community workers have to change people’s lives.

Nate received an MSW at the University of Michigan, where his studies focused on grant writing, program evaluation, social justice issues, and community organizing. Nate received a BA in Sociology from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. There he was the editor in chief of a campus pop culture magazine and a leader in the cooperative housing community.

Having only recently moved to DC, Nate hopes to use his free time to learn more about his new community. He is a big board game and karaoke enthusiast, and is often willing to be the butt of the joke if it brings people closer together. Nate frequently overstates his love of hiking, but genuinely does love spending time outside with friends and loved ones.

What is your hidden talent?

Karaoke. Not singing, just karaoke.

What punctuation mark would you be and why?

I'm a hyphen because I try to bring people together.

What is your grammatical pet peeve?

A lot of syntax stuff bothers me, especially when a sentence does not have parallelism

What is your favorite way to spend a Sunday afternoon?

A hike followed by some lawn games with friends.

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