Nolan is a graduate of Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Arts in History. Having graduated and found himself working at a grocery store acting as a shop steward, he became aware of a gulf between his knowledge on Union activities and those of his co-workers. The methods of communication being used by the Union were not reaching their members, frustrating both the Union administration and the workers at large. Inspired by a desire to bridge that gap and seeking the tools to create and design better communications, Nolan enrolled in the Publishing program at Langara. He looks forward to putting the skills he has acquired during his time in the program towards bettering communications between leadership and workers.