Nathan Pai Schmitt

Nathan Pai Schmitt is executive director of The HadaNou Collective. In this role, he leads HNC’s efforts to find, develop, and coordinate leaders of community-driven, cross-sector social enterprises. Previously, he taught middle school and high school English for five years in high-needs schools. Before teaching, he worked for a social change agency to help social cause-oriented nonprofits, socially responsible businesses, and government agencies to grow across education, health, and environmental, and philanthropic sectors. Mr. Pai Schmitt has presented his work at the national meeting of the American Philosophical Association and is certified as a facilitator of restorative justice and mediation. He co-founded the Oregon Multi-racial/Ethnic Student Alliance and received the 2016 Teach For America National Social Innovation Award. Mr. Pai Schmitt earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon.