Matt is a native Chicagoan. He graduated from Michigan State (Go Green!) in 2019, receiving a degree in Political Theory and another in Arabic. He is currently interested in the philosophy of al-Farabi. He is aiming to take his Advanced Low Arabic proficiency into the Advanced Medium range by the end of his first year at the program. Following CMES, Matt intends to travel to Jordan through a Boren Fellowship so his Arabic skills reach Superior proficiency. Long-term, he intends to work in the public sector in a job that continuously pushes his Arabic skills.
Thesis (working title): The Metaphysics of al-Farabic