Nathan Frierson


Maryland School of Public Policy
Class of 2018


In May 2015, Nate graduated summa cum laude from Covenant College with a degree in History and Political Studies while also serving as an editor of the school newspaper and captain of the men’s basketball team. While Nate’s curiosity and passion and for international affairs was encouraged as an undergraduate at Covenant, his commitment to public service stems in large part from his two stints at the Center for Public Justice (CPJ), a small think tank in Washington, DC focused on civic education about the proper role of government. At CPJ, Nate worked as the primary research assistant on the book Unleashing Opportunity.

Recently, Nate has combined his interests in both public service and international affairs through his work on the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee. More specifically, he has conducted research and analysis on a variety of U.S. foreign policy topics as an intern on the Subcommittee on State, Foreign, and Related Operations. In the future, Nate hopes to leverage this background into a career focused on national security. He plans to pursue his Masters of Public Policy with a specialization in International Security and Economic Policy at the University of Maryland, beginning in fall 2016.