OCCRL Staff and Affiliates

Nathaniel Stewart

Graduate Research Intern

Nathaniel Stewart is pursuing his doctorate in the Department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership in the College of Education at Illinois, with a concentration in higher education. His research interests lie within the educational experiences and opportunities of foster youth. Nathaniel currently works as an academic adviser and teaching assistant with the Access and Achievement Program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Illinois. He is a Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois Fellow and has worked in the Illinois International office under Dr. Reitumetse Obakeng Mabokela, researching the office's recruitment numbers and strategies.



  • Ph.D. Candidate, Education Policy, Organization & Leadership at Illinois  
  • Ed.M., Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • B.A., Broadcast-Journalism, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • B.A., Sociology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign