My name is Nathaniel. I'm currently a junior enrolled at Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA where I'm majoring in History and Environmental Studies with a minor in geology. I have always been interested in historical preservation efforts, particularly when it comes to Kirkbride Buildings and their individual stories. I've conducted a large body of research on Kirkbride Hospitals across the country. For my senior thesis in high school I conducted a 25 page research paper entitled, "The Exodus to the Streets: An Analysis of the Deinstitutionalization Movement and its repercussions in Contemporary Society", much of which focused on the United States State Hospital programs.