Matthew is passionate about social justice and civil rights, primarily in marginalized and underserved communities. He received his Bachelor of Science degree with a minor in Psychology from Suffolk University and his Juris Doctor from Roger Williams University of Law. While in law school, Matthew served as president of the Black Law Student Association, where he and the board were able to institute fundamental change within the course work.
Matthew has over five years of non-profit experience. He has worked with organizations targeting affordable housing, rehabilitation counseling, diversity and inclusion at an executive level, and aiding post-conviction relief. Most recently, Matthew worked as a Department of Justice Representative for a non-profit providing immigration legal services, where he advised clients on various immigration options available. He is excited to bring all his experience advising and working with clients from different backgrounds to Build Up.
When not working, Matthew’s interests revolve around traveling and spending time with his family and friends. He also enjoys reading and exercising and tries to get to the beach whenever he can.