Nathan Rector

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Nathan Rector

Posted on March 15, 2022

M.P.A., Stephen F. Austin State University

Nathan is a current Ph.D. student in Geography/Environmental Sustainability at UNCG. Originally from Texas, USA, Nathan has worked in the outdoors for 12 years. He has traveled around the world while serving in the US. Marines then finished his Master’s degree at Stephen F. Austin State University while running the Outdoor Recreation Program as graduate assistant.

He then became a field instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School leading extended expeditions in Alaska, Wyoming, and Idaho. He served as the Coordinator for Iowa State University Outdoor Recreation Program, and Head of Outdoor Education at the Woodstock School in the Indian Himalayas where his certifications from the A.M.G.A. (American Mountain Guide Association) as a Single Pitch Instructor, Leave No Trace Master Educator and his WMI Wilderness First Responder certification allowed him to teach and impact students in the field of outdoor education and recreation in a positive manner for themselves and their environment. Nathan now works as the Assistant Director of Outdoor Recreation at UNCG.

Nathan has traveled around the world multiple times both on personal trips and while leading students into the outdoors and loves introducing students how to live outside sustainably. When not working, Nathan is an avid mountaineer and sailor.