nate stemen

about nate

Hey, I'm Nate and I use he/they pronouns. I'm currently a Member of Technical Staff at Unitary Fund where I work on Mitiq. Before this I completed a masters degree (coursework here) at the University of Waterloo where I studied error mitigation and quantum circuit compilation with Joel Wallman. Before that, I was a software developer at Overleaf, and before that I did my undergraduate in mathematics and physics at New York University.

Outside of the time I give to work in order to survive I like to use tech to make me happy and less reliant on malevolent companies. For me, this has ranged from small things like using different search engines, to removing accounts and finding providers for tools I need that have (sometimes only marginally) better privacy practices.

I also very much enjoy rock climbing, riding bikes, literature, and increasingly poetry. I enjoy most forms of art, and have been experimenting in many forms as of late. Perhaps I'll muster the courage to post some eventually.