Nicholas Farrar is the Development Research Manager for Bearing Tree. In this role, he leads the organization’s donor and prospect research initiatives.

Prior to joining Bearing Tree, Nick worked at Illinois Policy Institute and before that, volunteered with the Peace Corps in Botswana, where he led community development and education projects in a village in the Kalahari Desert. Before serving with the Peace Corps, Nick was a policy assistant at Freedom Alliance, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting a strong national defense and U.S. service members and their families. Nick also interned with the development and events teams at the free-market think tank Atlas Network.

Nick earned a B.A. in international affairs with a minor in political science from James Madison University in 2014. As an undergraduate, Nick headed Madison Liberty, a liberty-minded student organization.