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NATHAN MATON-PARKINSON

Gallatin School of Individualized Study
Bachelor of Arts, May 2010
Concentration: Politics, Communications & Human Rights
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Nathan Maton's mission is to lessen inequality through communications innovations.

He embraced this goal during a year between high school and college where he worked as a community organizer while serving as a live-in aide for a quadriplegic gunshot victim. At Gallatin, Nathan has been examining how advocacy groups create change, studying Communications, Politics, and History. He's helped Refund Anticipation Loan regulation with Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project (NEDAP), fought for a public option in Obama's health care reform with Campaign for America's Future, published his own education policy reforms in the Roosevelt Institute's national '10 Ideas for Education Reform' Journal, and developed over a dozen future policy makers as a leader of the Roosevelt club at NYU.

He's interested in culture's ability to shape what is politically possible, and plans to work in communications and organizing positions to reshape civic culture.