Join Franciscan Mission Service in extending a warm welcome to the newest member of our Nonprofit Leadership Program, Staff Writer Nate Marsh!
Nate finds his way to Franciscan Mission Service through a desire to make an impact on the world around him. “I wanted to do something bigger than myself,” he said.
“Most people go chasing money right after they graduate, but working with FMS is a unique opportunity to gain experience, live in a city, and help people less fortunate than myself. It’s a win no matter how you look at it.” Reading books like John Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath and Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle have inspired Nate to become more aware of the growing inequality and to contribute to making changes in peoples’ lives through FMS.
Nate graduated from La Roche College, operated by the Sisters of Divine Providence, in 2014. He received a bachelor’s degree in English language and literature with high honors, along with a minor in professional writing and a concentration in history.
At La Roche, Nate was the editor-in-chief of the school newspaper for two years, as well as a regular contributor to Pittsburgh Sports Report. Nate also started all four years for the men’s lacrosse team, serving as captain for three years. Through lacrosse he represented the United States with USA Athletes International, participating in and winning the Prague Cup, an annual lacrosse tournament held in Prague, Czech Republic. Nate has further entertained his travel obsession visiting Montreal, Berlin, and Istanbul. One day he hopes to visit Brazil, Spain, and Vietnam.
In his free time, Nate can be found in the gym, or in his room watching Star Wars, Anthony Bourdain, or Penguin hockey and Notre Dame football games.
Favorite saint: Saint George. “There was a stained glass window at my church when I was a kid that depicted Saint George, and my family used to tell me the story of St. George and the dragon with I was younger. It always fascinated me.”
Fun fact: He is related to Mister Rogers.