James (Nate) Underwood

Business Development

Tesla

Class of 2016



Nate currently works in Business Development at Tesla. Nate joined the Erb Institute after spending five years working in government contracting, strategy, and operations in DC. He left Washington with an understanding that companies can often improve sustainability indicators faster than government. Nate earned his bachelors in History from Bowdoin College, and he has had a firm interest in climate change action since taking a class on climate change and government during his senior year of college. Nate’s professional interests include financial tools to spur the adoption of distributed solar and CSR at tech companies. Outside of work, he enjoys cross country skiing, running, whitewater kayaking, and hiking.