Nathan Fletcher is a Professor of Practice in Political Science at the University of California, San Diego, and founder and chairman of the Three Wise Men Foundation, a veteran-focused non-profit.
Nathan also serves as the Senior Director of Global Strategic Initiatives and Military/Veteran Affairs at Qualcomm Incorporated, where he leads business and strategic initiatives globally to identify, develop, and expand opportunities where technology has the power to positively transform people’s lives.
He serves on the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Human Rights and is a member of the Advisory Board of Organizing for Action and the Truman National Security Project, along with the Leadership Council of the Public Policy Institute of California.
Additionally, Nathan is a member of the Aspen Institute Global Alliance Program Advisory Board, a Kauffman Fellow, and Tribeca Innovative Disruptor Foundation Fellow. From 2008 to 2012, Nathan was an elected member of the California State Assembly, where he wrote Chelsea's Law — landmark legislation that transformed the way California deals with violent sexual predators.
During his time in the legislature, Nathan was consistently rated one of the most effective lawmakers in California and passed more than 30 pieces of legislation, addressing everything from tax reform to veterans to jobs and public safety.
Before his election to the California Legislature, Nathan served as a human intelligence/counterintelligence specialist in the United States Marine Corps, where he was received myriad awards and honors, including for valor in combat.
Additionally, Nathan has been active with several international non-governmental organizations to build and improve democracies around the world, including Serbia, Cambodia, East Timor, and Myanmar.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.