My name is Sidney “Nathan” Blocker and I am currently the Israel Engagement Fellow with The Oregon Hillel Foundation serving the University of Oregon and Oregon State University. I am a former Peace Corps Volunteer doing Community Economic Development in Ukraine as a Business/NGO Advisor.

I am a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a double major in Political Science and International Studies (Globalization Concentration) and a Minor in Middle Eastern/Islamic Studies. I am currently continuing my studies in Public Policy and Management with SOAS, University of London.

I am also an avid snowboarder, world traveler, Manchester United supporter, admirer of good quotes, cooking adventurer, edm lover, cruise enthusiast, amateur photographer, former nightclub bartender and bar owner. My yellow lab Maverick, a rescue, is named from my favorite movie (Top Gun) and is my shadow.