As the Manager for Strategic Planning & Alignment within WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, Matt collaboratively designs and oversees robust planning, monitoring, evaluation, and learning processes and practices that ensure that WRI Ross Center's executive decision-making, programmatic planning, and project planning are aligned to WRI's strategy. He also engages in the development and facilitation of institutional learning processes aimed at improving WRI Ross Center's capacity to learn from its global practice, and through that learning, inspire adaptations to existing areas of work, and the formulation of new initiatives.

Prior to joining WRI Ross Center, Matt spent 5 years working for Washington, DC-based non-profits focused on alleviating economic inequality, protecting the expansion of access to healthcare within the U.S., and providing access to higher education for low-income students.

Matt received an M.A. in Ethics, Peace, & Human Rights from American University (DC), and was a Sondheim Public Affairs Scholar at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), where he earned a B.A. in History.