Nate Looney is JEDI Director of Community Safety & Belonging at Jewish Federations of North America. Nate is a social entrepreneur, diversity strategist, US Army Veteran, and urban farmer. Prior to joining JFNA, Nate was the Manager of Racial Justice Initiatives at Avodah, where he developed the JOC Bayit. Nate is a Bend the Arc Selah alum, A Wider Bridge alum, and a Wexner Field Fellow. He currently serves on the National Young Farmers Coalition’s Policy Setting Committee, Dayenu’s Advisory Council, and serves as a board member at Jewish Multiracial Network, Urban Adamah and JQ International. In 2015, Nate graduated with his BA in Business from American Jewish University and started his first company, Westside Urban Gardens the next day. He is passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion, and speaks publicly about intersectionality and diversity across multiple sectors. When not working, Nate can be found sailing, deep sea fishing, or camping.