Traveler Nathaniel Perlow lands in Nebraska

PhotoPerlow is a senior in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

Story and Photo by Taylor Dahl NewsNetNebraska

Nathaniel Perlow has logged a lot of miles for being only 22 years old.

Perlow has been to 45 states in the United States. The five he hasn’t seen: Rhode Island, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. The family moved around quite a bit while Perlow’s parents finished their doctorates in education. He was able to go to so many places as a kid because his parents loved to travel to many different National Parks. When they lived near the Canadian border, they went across to Montana and other places to see the sights and hike.

At age 11, Perlow moved to the Great White North when his parents both got jobs at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. Perlow enrolled in the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute in Lethbrige, Alberta, Canada, then and graduated from there in 2008.

“It was a nice school to go to, and I learned a lot when we moved from the states to Canada,” he said.

Perlow chose the University of Nebraska because of the excellent journalism program.

“I knew what kind of place Lincoln was and after visiting different colleges, I decided UNL was the place for me to go,” said Perlow, who hopes to graduate in May 2013.

His undergraduate studies have kept him busy. Perlow has helped to cover the Special Olympics National Games in Lincoln. He also hosted his own show on KRNU2 during the 2010 FIFA World Cup soccer tournament. He loved discussing soccer because it is one of his favorite pastimes. Perlow knew that being in the journalism college could help him achieve his dream of becoming a soccer announcer someday. He plans on working in radio, but wouldn’t mind television either.

“I would like to stay in the states, because soccer is not covered much in Canada,” Perlow said. “I’ll go back though to visit friends and family, though.”