Matt launched his interest in activities and advocacy for youth while he was a teenager in Brooklyn Park, where he spearheaded the effort to create the city’s youth engagement initiative, Champions for Youth. As a student at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management, Matt co-founded a nonprofit organization for youth, The A-list, and was honored as a White House Campus Champions of Change finalist in 2012.
Matt has also helped promote socially-responsible business practices in Minnesota by serving as a drafter of the Minnesota Benefit Corporation Act and working to secure the legislation’s passage at the state capitol. At Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., he helped establish the firm’s Social Entrepreneurship Practice Group and worked with over a dozen of the state’s first benefit corporations—businesses that legally commit to pursuing a social purpose in addition to profit.
Matt interned in Washington, D.C. for U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar and the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. He holds a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School and a B.S.B. from the Carlson School of Management.