Nathan Williams received his B.S. degree in physics, mathematics, and astronomy from the University of Arizona in 2005. He then went to the University of Rochester to study theoretical quantum optics. He earned his Ph.D. in 2011 investigating the use of weak quantum measurements for amplification and control of quantum systems in solid state and optical environments. After graduating he spent two years teaching at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. At Willamette, he continued his work in theoretical quantum optics investigating decoherence of quantum systems and developed an undergraduate optics lab to perform single-photon and quantum weak measurement experiments. Now at Santa Clara University, Nathan is continuing to research applications of quantum weak measurements.