Nathan is from San Jose, CA and received his B.S. in Justice Studies from San Jose State University. After undergrad, he enlisted in the Marine Corps as an Infantry Rifleman, serving two years in nuclear weapons security and two as an Infantry Squad Leader with Easy Company, 2/7 at Twentynine Palms. While stationed at Twentynine Palms, he deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. He separated from the Marine Corps in 2016 and attended law school at UC Berkeley, graduating in 2019.