Nathan McKenzie

Title: BeWell Wellness Advisor

Location: Brunham Pavillion

E-mail: njmck7@stanford.edu

 

Nathan McKenzie was raised in a multicultural home in the Bay Area, learning early on to be mindful, compassionate, and respectful of those around him. His mother, a Registered Nurse, fostered dinner discussions around health, wellness, and patient care, exposing Nathan to the intricacies of public health at a young age. This inspired him to pursue a career in public health, working in the culturally diverse community in which grew up.

Nathan studied Health Sciences as an undergrad, concentrating in Gerontology. However, after losing two of his grandparents to fall-related injuries, Nathan returned to school to study kinesiology. He sought to better understand the complexities of physical therapy and rehabilitation as it pertained to geriatric health and wellness. Equipped with a unique background in public health and rehabilitation, he worked as a physical therapy aide for three years before working as a rehabilitation coach at Abilities United, serving the geriatric community of Palo Alto. His work in this field highlighted for him the importance of prevention, fueling his pursuit a Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in Community Health Education from San Jose State University. He brings this distinctive, invaluable experience to his role as an advisor with BeWell.

As an American College of Sport Medicine Certified Personal Trainer, Nathan understands the connection between physical activity and overall health. As a triathlete, he finds inspiration from his friends, colleagues, and community during races, training, and weekend rides. He enjoys the social aspect of triathlons, swapping stories about great runs, rides, and personal accomplishments. Lastly, as a foodie, Nathan is always looking for new and creative ways to cook, relax, and have fun.

Email him at njmck7@stanford.edu