Matthew leads partner engagement strategies and investor communications at Blue Meridian Partners, and he works cross-functionally to develop brand-building and thought leadership initiatives in support of Blue Meridian’s mission.
Prior to Blue Meridian, Matthew worked with a range of mission-driven organizations across sectors, from digital media to financial services to higher education. He recently served as key architect of HuffPost’s philanthropic partnership model. In that role, he developed external engagement strategies and influence campaigns around issues of social and economic justice, including a collaborative learning and innovation platform focused on systems change.
Matthew has also been a leader in re-imagining the public impact of the humanities. He holds a PhD and MA from Princeton University, where his doctoral work focused on narrative change strategies that ignited and sustained social movements. He earned his BA from Brown University.
"Princeton has had a strong tradition of fostering and influencing conversations around the public humanities. My work has benefited tremendously from its beginnings in this tradition. I’ve sought to continue building collaborations across multidisciplinary environments and bringing the resources of humanities knowledge and methods to social sector organizations that are working to create a more just future.
I think the GradFUTURES program is a great way to learn about new career horizons, and I'm excited to share my experiences and perspective as part of this important program.
What advice do you have for current graduate students regarding their professional development?
I recommend connecting with alums who are working across a variety of sectors to learn about possibilities for applying the skills you've developed through your doctoral work."
Yes, I am open to being contacted by a Princeton Graduate Student for an informational interview!