Nathaniel V. Romano, SJ, grew up in Southern California. After graduating in 1999 from Temecula Valley High School, Nate headed to the Jesuits’ Marquette University in Milwaukee. After earning a bachelor’s degree in history and political science in 2003, Nate put his vocational discernment on hold to earn a law degree at the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison. As a young lawyer, he accepted cases from the Wisconsin State Public Defender, as well as private clients in the areas of criminal and family defense. Accepted as a novice in 2008, Nate worked in an immigrant and refugee services program with Catholic Charities in Milwaukee and did a language and cultural immersion summer trip to Peru. At Fordham University in the Bronx, New York, he earned a master’s degree in philosophical resources while serving as a volunteer with the Bronx Defenders, a nonprofit that provides services to low-income people, and teaching and tutoring at St. Ignatius School, a tuition-free middle school serving the South Bronx. Missioned next to Omaha, Neb., Nate worked at the Creighton University School of Law’s Milton R. Abrahams Legal Clinic, representing low-income clients.