Upon graduating, Matt completed his third and final summer as a Jeanette K. Watson Fellow. After spending two summers interning for the city government as a fellow (first at the Department of Cultural Affairs and then in the Office of the Mayor), Matt spent his third summer abroad interning for Dominic Hannigan, member of the Irish Parliament. During his time in Dublin, Matt assisted with the execution of the June 2013 COSAC meeting, a bi-annual conference of the committees of the national Parliaments of the European Union Member States dealing with the European Union affairs as well as representatives of the European Parliament, which was held at Dublin Castle during Ireland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Matt also Represented Dept. Hannigan’s office at various embassy receptions and at an international LGBT rights conference. After completing his final Watson summer, Matt began his master’s degree at American University where another Marymount Alum, Dotty Lynch, became his mentor. While at American, Matt completed internships at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), The United States Senate (Office of Robert P. Casey, Jr. D-PA), and at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Matt finished his studies at American University in the spring of 2015, earning a Masters of Arts degree in Political Communication and certificate’s in Campaign Management as well as Public Affairs and Advocacy (the Art and Craft of Lobbying) from the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies. Matt began working for O’PAC, the leadership political action committee of former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, in the summer of 2014. In May 2015, Matt accepted a position on the communications team of Governor O’Malley’s 2016 presidential campaign. He’s currently serving as Press Secretary for Congressman Seth Moulton of Massachusetts in Washington D.C.
Class Year and Major
Class of 2013, Major in Political Science