Nathan Whipple has been active in the New York City chess scene since 2005. He holds a degree in music from City College, where he completed his undergraduate post-Hurricane Katrina. For many years Nathan worked at the Thompson Street Chess Club and has taught private lessons, summer intensive camps and group lessons in public and private schools throughout Manhattan. He is a member of the Marshall Chess Club where he competes in weekly tournaments. In his free time he practices yoga and piano.