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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

The NextGen Leadership Series: Nadia Ilunga

The NextGen Leadership Series: Nadia Ilunga

June 19, 2017: Here’s our conversation with Nadia Ilunga, a graduate student in the Global Human Development program. She works with El Nido Resorts in Palawan, Philippines.

The NextGen Leadership Series: Sarah Martin

The NextGen Leadership Series: Sarah Martin

June 16, 2017: Here’s our conversation with Sarah Martin, a sophomore in the SFS. She works with Mann Deshi Bank in Mhaswad, India for her GU Impacts Fellowship.

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