Matthew is an undergraduate student at Yale University, where he plans to major in History and Political Science. A Connecticut native, Matthew appreciates the opportunity to expand his connection to New Haven through academia and extracurriculars. In high school, he took a wide variety of A.P. courses, including U.S. History, Human Geography, and Language & Composition, as well as dual-enrolled courses through the University of Connecticut. Outside of class, Matthew sat on his school district’s Board of Education and the Connecticut Association of Schools’ Student Equity Advisory Board, both of which provided him with unique exposure to education administration. At Yale, Matthew has appreciated the opportunity to meet and collaborate with peers from around the world and explore new experiences outside of his comfort zone. He has been most engaged with coursework on history and the U.S. legal system, taking classes on topics such as bioethics, intellectual property law, and economics. Independently, he enjoys reading Supreme Court slip opinions and is passionate about expanding LGBTQ+ rights through systems of law. Matthew also works as a Recruitment Coordinator at the Yale Office of Undergraduate Admissions and on the business team of the Yale Journal of Politics and Culture (the Yale Politic). This summer, he will be studying international political economy and foreign policy at the London School of Economics. In his free time, Matthew enjoys listening to podcasts about social sciences, exploring new restaurants with friends, and jogging to Y2K hits. He has greatly appreciated getting to work with students throughout his life, and he is excited to help cultivate academic curiosity with others.