Nathanael Batson

Nathanael Batson is a fifth-year Honors College student at the University of Maine. He is on track to graduate in May 2024 with two degrees in music and political science with minors in disability studies, legal studies, and leadership studies. Born in Fairfield, Maine, Nathanael has earned various awards, including the rank of Eagle Scout and the John M. Nickerson Scholarship at the University of Maine, and has received Dean’s List every semester since his Freshman year of college. Nathanael is active in various organizations and activities. In 2022, he was nominated to serve as secretary for the American Council of the Blind of Maine, where he is responsible for taking minutes of the meeting. In 2023, Nathanael was appointed by the Maine Governor to serve as a member of the Maine State Rehabilitation Council for the Blind and Visually Impaired – a council that helps ensure rehabilitation services are given to Maine individuals who are blind or visually impaired.

Nathanael also has a passion for music. He has written various pieces for a composition class during his fourth year at the University of Maine, has joined Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center as a music producer and consultant for the Maine Policy Matters podcast, and plays the trumpet in various ensembles at the University of Maine, including the pep band, jazz combo, concert band, and trumpet ensemble.