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College of Education and Human Development
104 Burton Hall
178 Pillsbury Dr. S.E
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Voice:  612-626-9252

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Nate Whittaker

TRIO Student Support Services Adviser

40 Education Sciences Building
For appointments, call 612-625-0772
Direct: 612-625-3337


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About Nate

Nate Whittaker began his college career in 1996 as a student in the General College (University of Minnesota). In 2001, Nate obtained a bachelor’s degree in the Inter-College Program (multicultural education and youth studies thematic) with a Leadership Minor. In 2005, he completed his Master’s of Education degree in Youth Development Leadership with an emphasis in social justice from the College of Education and Human Development.

Nate has had the humbling opportunity to work with democracy projects with young people in conflicted areas of Belfast, Northern Ireland and also lived in Cape Town, South Africa (his “second home”) where he worked with youth in a post-Apartheid context. These opportunities have instilled a profound commitment to under-privileged communities and an obligation to progressive activism. Besides working as an adviser for the TRIO program at the University of Minnesota (CEHD), Nate is highly involved in national policy activism for low-income, first-generation, and college students with disabilities. Since 2010, Nate has led a yearly Global Seminar to Cape Town, South Africa that occurs during winter break. He has also taught numerous courses on social justice, social change, community development, and self-authorship.

Outside of academia, Nate is a professional dance music producer and deejay/turntablist signed with multiple independent record labels worldwide and travels often for this work. He has been an avid writer, often focusing on the more “spiritual” realms of social justice work. He has a peaceful black Vizsla/Labrador pup named “Dio” and enjoys coffee shop conversations, long drives with loud music, and spending time in nature.

We are committed to providing a comfortable, inclusive, and respectful environment for all members of our communities. If there is information you feel would be helpful for us to know, including disability or other accommodation needs, I invite you to share it with me directly or let the front desk know when you schedule an appointment.

Drop-in Advising

Mondays, 10:00-11:00 a.m. and Thursdays, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Note:  At times during the semester these hours do fluctuate. It is always best to call ahead to ensure the drop-in hours are still available.

Drop-in hours will be different for every adviser

Examples of Issues for Drop-in advising

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