Nathen Menard graduated with highest honors from the University of California, Berkeley, where he majored in Sociology with an emphasis in issues of development and globalization. During his time at Berkely, he wrote an honors thesis paper on the plights of environmental refugee women which received high marks and commendation from U.C. Berkeley professors and staff. Prior to attending UC Berkeley, Mr. Menard  was an active intern at The SHARE Institute for approximately a year before moving into the position of Office Manager, from 2006 - 2010. In 2013, Mr. Menard completed a Master's Degree in Sociology at the University of California, Davis, staying local to provide care-taking services for his family.