Matt is a first-year MSFS student in the International Development concentration. He is originally from West Hartford, Connecticut. He attended the University of Scranton on a Presidential Scholarship and graduated in 2014 with a degree in Health Administration.
He was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Malaysia for 2015, and spent eleven months living and teaching in the state of Terengganu. Afterwards, he went and taught English in Chile with the English Opens Doors Program. From there, he worked in Honduras with the Shoulder to Shoulder Organization. His roles included teaching English, assisting with technology initiatives and, for the latter part of his time, acting as a medical brigade coordinator and translator.
While at Georgetown, Matt will be taking courses related to impact investment, sustainable development, and data analysis. He will also be pursuing the International Business Diplomacy certificate. He is currently interning at Management Systems International in Crystal City, Virginia.
On the side, he works for Georgetown Athletics Operations as an operations assistant and at the Hoya Kids Learning Center as a student aide. He aspires for his future work to contribute to poverty eradication and development in fragile states.
"Matt chose MSFS because after working on small-scale development initiatives over the past three years, he knew he needed more training to be able to participate in development on a much larger scale. Georgetown offers knowledgeable faculty, an array of interesting and pertinent courses, and an ideal location for work in this field.”