Nathaniel is a 3rd year PhD student in the Costello Lab. His research hopes to leverage and expand financial tools into beneficial ocean conservation outcomes. At emLab, Nathaniel is building new innovative risk management strategies to protect fishing communities from more frequent climate shocks in the future. The most promising new tool is Index insurance, where fishers receive insurance payouts when severe weather events damage fishing productivity. When not in the office, Nathaniel competes in beach volleyball tournaments throughout Southern California.