Nate Loewentheil hails proudly from Baltimore, MD. Most recently, he served as a Special Assistant to President Barack Obama at the National Economic Council at the White House, where he led the President’s Taskforce for Baltimore City and advised the President on surface transportation, aviation, broadband, and maritime issues.
Previously, Nate helped launch and later led the Roosevelt Campus Network, a national student organization with more than 125 chapters and 10,000 members around the country. Founded in 2004, Roosevelt recently won the MacArthur Foundation Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. He has founded or been a part of many other organizations that help empower young people in politics, including the Millennial Action Project and the New Leaders Council.
Nate has worked across policy areas and engaged in policy debates at the state and national level. He has written commentary in the The New York Times, Salon, Politico and The Democracy Journal, submitted testimony to Congress on Social Security, and published policy papers on housing and climate change. He is the editor of a 2008 book, Thinking Big: Progressive Ideas for a New Era. He holds both a B.A. and J.D. from Yale University.