|Title:||Senior Program Officer, Program Devleopment|
|Languages spoken:||English, Spanish, Indonesian|
Matthew (Matt) serves as a Senior Program Officer, Program Development on Verra’s Program Team. In this role, he provides guidance and support to stakeholders, leads project quality assurance reviews, manages the development of new GHG accounting methodologies, and he leads special data analytics and research projects. He also supports program development initiatives for Verra’s active standard programs, primarily the VCS Program.
Prior to joining Verra, Matt worked with the World Bank in Indonesia to provide data analytics and policy recommendations to the Government of Indonesia on a community-driven development program. He also worked with the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab Southeast Asia on economic research and policy as well as with the US Department of Transportation on environmental policy. He earlier served as an education volunteer with the U.S. Peace Corps in Indonesia.
Matt holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a master’s degree in public policy from Duke University, with certificates in energy & environment policy and international development policy. For his master’s thesis, he conducted research on the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and its market-based certification program.
Originally from California, Matthew has lived and worked in Mexico and Indonesia. He is fluent in Spanish and Indonesian. His hobbies include running, hiking, and cooking with friends.