At a young age, Nate grew fascinated by the field of animal behavior. He had three cats growing up, two of which had issues with using the litter box. Later on, Nate learned that this was a common issue with cat owners, and, through this experience, realized that he wanted to pursue an education in animal behavior so he could, in turn, help other pet owners strengthen their bond with their companions. Nate recently graduated from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor’s in Animal Science, specifically focusing on animal behavior. Throughout his undergraduate career, Nate gained invaluable experience in the field working at animal shelters, veterinary clinics, and zoos, and was even fortunate enough to travel abroad and study animal behavior in the rainforests of Costa Rica. Now, Nate proudly works as a Senior Trainer at AnimalSense and is striving to earn his dog training certifications with CPDT, IAABC and more. In a few years, Nate will continue his animal behavior education in graduate school, and will work toward his goal of becoming a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist (CAAB), helping pet owners learn more about handling and caring for their beloved companions.