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As program director of Radius and as a chaplain in MIT's Office of Religious, Spiritual, and Ethical Life (ORSEL), Nicholas welcomes conversations with students, staff, faculty, and others in the MIT community on ethical issues in their fields as well as on matters of values-based personal discernment and discovery. 

Prior to arriving at MIT in 2023, Nicholas innovated spiritual care programs in the field of population health at two healthcare institutions in Philadelphia. There he also co-founded and co-facilitated a community-based climate organizing initiative. Nicholas is a peer leader in the Jewish Heritage Museum’s Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics, which creates dialogues among engineers, businesspeople, attorneys, journalists, religious professionals, and physicians on pressing ethical issues of the day. He studied film and literature at Yale University and the University of Paris and is now completing a doctoral degree at Fordham University integrating personality psychology and contemporary neuroscience.