Matt has many different types of writing under their belt. They have done creative writing such as their award winning stories about different experiences of Christmas. They have also done academic writing in college, doing research and citing professional/academic sources. They have also done professional interview-based writing for St Scholastica's newspaper.
Matt has many interests when it comes to writing. They are extremely passionate about civil rights and combatting discrimination against women, racial minorities, and the LGBTQ+ community to name a few. They also enjoy law-related writing, as shown in their portfolio article "Free Speech and The Internet". However, Matt is open to writing about any subject.
Matt graduated from The College of St. Scholastica located in Duluth, Minnesota in 2018. They recieved a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a minor in communications. Studies included wide-ranging subjects such as computer programming, intercultural communications, and intensive writing courses. Matt also did a year working for the college newspaper "The Script" as a journalist.
Matt has a great interest in law. They have taken a law-related class called "Mass Media Law and Ethics" where they studied supreme court cases that largely dealt with media outlets and violations of the first amendment. They wrote multiple essays during the class, incuding "Free Speech and The Internet" and "Late Night Comedy and Civic Engagment", both of which are in their portfolio. That class is what inspired them to apply for law school.
Matt is committed to upholding womens' rights. In college they took a course called "Women and Religion" which looked at how women are treated in different religions. They wrote multiple essays, with one about how women are shut out of leadership in many branches of Christianity because the partriarchial structure won't allow them in. Matt also wrote an article (included in their portfolio) about the experience of a trans woman at their college.
Matt was a journalist for The Script newspaper. They wrote more than a dozen articles for the paper. They were about events that happened around campus, and also included statements from interviews they did in preparation for the articles. Matt did this for a year, and gained fantastic experience with journalism and interview-based writing.
Matt has done numerous case studies throughout college. One of them "Free Speech and The Internet" in their portfolio is an example of one. It compares court decisions about social media companies and their culpability for issues created by their users. Matt enjoys law-related case studies but is open to case studies other than law.