Nate White is MomsRising's Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Senior Vice President for Digital Strategy. He started his career as an accessible technology developer and trainer at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). He trained hunders of developers through workshops and conference presentations, and consulted with educational entities on technology policy development. He developed a pilot program in Oregon to create accessible vote-by-mail ballots for blind and visually impaired voters.
After moving to Minnesota in 2005 to be closer to family, Nate led the development of Carleton College's content management system (CMS), Reason CMS, and released it as open source software. He managed a coalition of Midwestern liberal arts schools that used Reason and collaborated on its development.
Nate joined MomsRising at Chief Technology Officer in 2013 and has built a strong technology team that creates and maintains the organization's technology infrastructure, supports MomsRising's campaign teams with tools, strategy, and technical assistance, and runs powerful cross-program campaigns.
His family owns and operates an independent bookstore and toy store in Northfield, MN, and he can often be found there with his three kids on the weekends playing with a yo-yo or browsing for his next sci-fi read.
What’s the best advice you got from a child?
“After a Viking’s loss to the Greenbay Packers, my daughter said, ‘Well, at least they got on the field. It’s good to try even if you don’t win.’”