Nathanael received his J.D. cum laude from Cornell Law School. Prior to joining The Bronx Defenders, he was a staff attorney for the Louisville Metro Public Defender Corporation and represented clients charged with offenses ranging from municipal violations to non-capital murder. While in law school, Nathanael interned with Brooklyn Defender Services and Texas Defender Services. Before that, he worked as a divemaster in Thailand, an environmental activist in India, and a media specialist with the law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. Nathanael received his A.B. in History from Brown University.