As an undergraduate at Yale University, Matt focused on development, conservation, and poverty alleviation. He also spent a semester studying in Quito, Ecuador, where he conducted field research to document the ways that a neighborhood organization generated a sense of community. After returning from Ecuador, Matt worked with Professor Mushfiq Mobarak on quantitative research projects pertaining to marine conservation policy in Chile and the distribution of electricity subsidies in Bangladesh, ultimately writing his senior capstone project on the latter. He also has experience working at a national affordable housing developer, where he researched and produced a set of protocol to optimize utilization of the properties’ solar technology.

Matt is originally from Rochester, New York. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, playing basketball, and exploring his eclectic taste in music.


  • Yale University, BA magna cum laude in Economics, Certificate in Energy Studies, Phi Beta Kappa