|Languages spoken:||English, Spanish, Indonesian|
Matthew is excited to join Verra as a Program Officer. He has engaged in a diverse range of projects in international development over the past six years. He recently completed work with the World Bank in Indonesia as an economic research analyst, providing data analytics and supporting policy recommendations to the Government of Indonesia on a large-scale national cash transfer program. Prior to this role, Matt 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 also served as an education volunteer with the US Peace Corps in Indonesia.
Matthew 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 environmental policy and international development. For his master’s thesis, he conducted original research on the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil’s (RSPO) incentive-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.