Emerging Founders

Nathan Otey

Nate is a co-founder of Shep News. He is passionate about sharing tools and skills to help people engage polarizing issues thoughtfully and responsibly. To this end, Nate has taught critical thinking courses for high school students since 2013. Nate also conducts workshops on controversial topics in philosophy, bioethics, and current events. He studied philosophy and mathematics at Harvard (cum laude 2015) and taught AP Calculus before starting Shep with Brian Wood. He dreams of a more logical world that more fully manifests the Kingdom of God. He is excited to take steps toward this reality with Praxis.

Nate completed the Venture Track, where he worked full-time on Shep News and was mentored by the Praxis Team.

ThoughtFull gives you the power to quickly understand current issues by seeing the logic of both sides. We extract the logic and reasoning from news sources on both sides of the issue and make it clear, simple and visual for users. Ultimately, we aspire to become a crowdsourced community that offers multi-sided perspective on the key questions of our time. Co-founders Brian Wood and Nate Otey met while collaborating on a non-profit that teaches reasoning skills. Upon discovering the power of Logic Mapping to help people have more constructive conversations about divisive issues, we launched ThoughtFull to share this power with the world.