From 2010 to 2014, Matt was the Director of 学业有成 and Assistant Professor of Law at Vermont Law School. Matt earned his AB in Religion from Dartmouth College in 1997 and a JD from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2003. Upon graduation from law school, he joined the litigation practice group at the Washington, DC law firm of Arnold & Porter, where his practice comprised of large-scale civil and appellate products liability litigation. He later joined Gilbert LLP, also in Washington, DC, where he specialized in corporate insurance law. In 2006, Matt joined the AmeriCorps VISTA program, where he worked with Middlebury College's Alliance for Civic Engagement to lessen the causes and effects of poverty in rural Vermont. From 2007 to 2008, Matt served as the Dean of Cook Commons at Middlebury, a role in which he served as a primary resource to help students achieve success in their academic and personal lives.