Matt grew up in New Hampshire and is a Masters in Public Policy student during the 2017-2018 academic year at the Woodrow Wilson School. Matt is a Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy and serves as a Surface Warfare Officer. During his career on guided missile destroyers, he has deployed to the Middle East and South Asia in support Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, as well as throughout the Mediterranean performing ballistic missile defense of Europe and Israel. He also previously attended the Defense Language Institute and served as an exchange officer to the Royal Norwegian Navy. Following completion of his studies, Matt will return to the Navy. He and his wife, Elaine, now live in Princeton.