nate stemen

about nate

Hey, I'm Nate and I use he/they pronouns. I'm currently a PhD student at the University of Waterloo studying quantum computation. Before here 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 and school 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. Scratch that, 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.