Matt brings over 10 years of experience conducting measurement, research, and evaluation activities in the public and nonprofit sectors, with a focus on homelessness and K12 education. As an Analytics Consultant at Focus, Matt leads and supports data analysis and program evaluation projects for communities working to reduce homelessness, assists with the analysis and interpretation of data from multiple disciplines, and synthesizes data analysis and research findings into recommendations for practice.
Prior to joining Focus, Matt led the Research and Evaluation department at an organization working to address homelessness in Washington State with a focus on children and families. Matt has also worked at a research institute which uses research and evidence-based policy to support systems improvement and has served as non-partisan staff for the Washington State Senate. He is passionate about using data and research to drive system improvements and centering equity in his work. Matt holds a BA in Political Science from Western Washington University and a MPA from the Evergreen State College.