Matt's primary focus is meeting and recruiting prospective students in conjunction with the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. He also is part of the planning and organization of large student recruiting efforts by OAFA. His secondary focus is collecting, organizing, and archiving student as well as faculty involvement in UHC activities through Institutional Advancement. This information is then used for assessment as well as Alumni engagement.
As a native western Pennsylvanian, Matt made an easy transition from Ebensburg, PA to Pittsburgh. He began attending the University of Pittsburgh in the Fall 2006 semester and graduated after the Spring 2010 semester. Matt is a bit of a renaissance man, graduating with a BA in three majors (history, political science and communication) from the School of Arts and Sciences. He also has held many different positions as he began working at the age of 14. He has worked as: a groundskeeper, cook, painter, babysitter, library page, and a valet. So if you’re ever in need of a babysitter who can cook, mow your lawn, paint your living room, organize your library, and park your car, you’re in luck.
Matt spends most of his free time as an actor, screenwriter, and filmmaker. He has acted in over a dozen film projects and has written screenplays for just as many. Many of these film projects have won awards including Best Directing, Best Actor, and Best Film. Matt hopes that his filmaking hobby becomes much more than that in the near future.
Matt also spends his spare time reading, writing, learning, playing sports, and talking with friends. Some of his favorite authors include Albert Camus, Philip K. Dick, George Orwell, and Fyodor Dostoyevsky. He is an avid Pittsburgh sports fan, and he actively follows the Steelers, Penguins, Pirates, and the Pitt Panthers.
Education & Training
- BA (History, Communication, and Political Science), University of Pittsburgh