White House Author
Matt formerly served as Associate Director in the Office of Public Engagement and was the White House liaison to the Jewish community. He joined the Obama Administration in 2009 as Senior Counselor to Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez. In 2012, he became the Associate General Counsel for Legal Counsel at the Department of Homeland Security. Matt earned his B.A. in History with Honors and a law degree from Stanford University, was a Truman Scholar, and studied in Israel. Since moving to Washington, Matt has worked in the private, public and non-profit sectors, including in the Clinton Justice Department’s Office of Policy Development, on the House Judiciary Committee Minority Staff, and as Counsel for Senator Bill Nelson of Florida. In 2008 he worked for the Obama-Biden campaign in Florida. He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with his partner and fifteen-year-old son, and has been an active member of an area Reconstructionist Congregation since 1995.