Nathan Lee is the Founder and Managing Director of CivicPulse. CivicPulse is a nonpartisan nonprofit research organization dedicated to improving local and state government through representative surveys of public officials. Nathan's work with CivicPulse has been featured in the Washington Post, the New York Times, and NPR. Nathan’s research on local and state government has been published in a wide range of journals in the disciplines of political science, public administration, public policy, psychology, management, and law.

Previously, Nathan was an Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the Rochester Institute of Technology (2020-2023). He also served in President Obama's National Economic Council (2011-2012) and on Commissioner Mike Florio's staff at the California Public Utility Commission (2015). Nathan holds a PhD in political science from Stanford University, a Masters of Science in Technology and Policy from MIT, and a Bachelors of Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.