Matt is a graduate of the University of South Carolina where he received a B.A. in Political Science with a concentration in International Politics and a minor in Health, Promotion, Education and Behavior. For nearly a year he researched and drafted his Honors Thesis on the efficacy of unilateral economic sanction threats in cases of human rights violations. His research relied on sixty years of sanction data and sought to fill a gap in the current literature regarding the nexus of sanction threats and human rights abuses.
Matt’s interest in foreign affairs led him to internships in both South Carolina and Washington D.C. that focused on nuclear policy in the United States. While serving as a Policy and Communications intern with the Center for Arms Control and Nonproliferation he worked on messaging related to the Iran nuclear agreement and monitored relevant Congressional hearings.Connect on LinkedIn