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Matt Fortier Social Impact Beeck Center

Matt Fortier

Program Manager, GU Impacts

Matt leads the Beeck Center’s flagship student engagement program providing experiential learning opportunities to Georgetown undergraduates, GU Impacts.  As the program manager, Matt manages all aspects of the program, including recruitment, selection, orientation, outreach and partnership development.  To create more direct links to the student experience,  Matt is integrating the program within the University linking with faculty and existing research.

Matt has over a decade of experience working on international development, workforce development and education, specializing in project and program management. Before joining the Beeck Center, Matt managed a workforce development and refugee resettlement program with the International Rescue Committee (IRC), one of the top resettlement agencies in the US. Matt has also worked overseas in Guinea providing computer and English literacy instruction to professors, administrators and students through training program.

Matt loves the great outdoors and on any given weekend you can likely find him mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking, camping or skiing.

Education: Tufts University, B.A. in International Relations and Philosophy, Magna Cum Laude

Hometown: New York, NY

Favorite Quote: “Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike.” – John Muir, The Yosemite

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Featured Blog Posts

How to Make Data an Asset for Public Good?

How to Make Data an Asset for Public Good?

May 1, 2018: The data collected, released, and produced by the government has the potential to be leveraged for social good, but concerns about privacy and citizens’ rights are paramount.

Using Open Data to Rebuild Trust

Using Open Data to Rebuild Trust

April 19, 2018: Opening government data has the potential to build trust between citizens and the state while pushing for better public outcomes.

Building Ethical Design Into Blockchain

Building Ethical Design Into Blockchain

March 15, 2018: With blockchain technology in its formative stage, developers and practitioners have an opportunity to set ground rules that will protect people and ensure an ethical approach to applications for social good.

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