Nolan is from Omaha, NE and is studying chemistry and Spanish. He served as president of the Elkhorn South High School's Students Against Destructive Decisions Club, which advocates against underage drug and alcohol use. Nolan was also captain of the quiz bowl team, a National Merit Scholar, and a member of the National Honor Society. His career interests include medicine, with a focus on anesthesiology. He hopes to contribute to the medical community by conducting life-changing medical research.