Spotlight on Alumni: Dean Nathanson

Updated: Sep 15, 2019

FJL: Where did you grow up, what are you currently studying, and what hobbies did you most enjoy when you were younger?

DN: I grew up in Sydney Australia, one of the best cities in the world! I went to Moriah College my whole schooling career, a school that provided me with an optimal start in life and gave me so much. I was able to give back in my final year as School Captain. I am currently studying a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws at the University of NSW and recently started working at a venture capital firm called Our Innovation Fund. My main hobby has always been playing soccer – I believe you can gain physically and learn deep values from sports.

FJL: You joined the FJL-Moriah Brownstone program for the first year: how did you hear about it? What did you think it was going to look like? What did it look like in the end for you?

DN: I heard about the FJL-Moriah Brownstone program through my school during its initial launch. The trip was branded as an opportunity to intern in New York for a month with leadership opportunities. The experience superseded my expectations. I was privileged to intern at Wolfson Group Inc, a Family Investment Office, within their Private Equity and Venture Capital branch. My superiors were extremely knowledgeable and giving of their time – I really felt they were investing in me. The leadership and development side of the program never failed to deliver high-quality and thought-provoking content and speakers.

FJL: What have you been up to since?