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  • Leadership experience in non-profit organizations.
  • Proficient with MS Office, Windows/Mac OS, and basic networking.
  • Whitman College graduate with a BA in Philosophy.
  • Cultural competence developed in Japan and Annie Wright International School.

Work experience

Aug 2009Present

Assistant Language Teacher (ALT)

Japan Exchange and Teaching Program(me) (JET)
  • Designed curriculum, taught grammar and culture in a Japanese preparatory high school.
  • Developed scope and sequence including cultural guides for future employees.
Aug 2007Dec 2008

Resident Teacher Intern

Annie Wright School
  • Designed and taught English and ESL classes at an IB school.
  • Provided full-time live-in care for 85 students in the international boarding department.
  • Developed and advised school clubs and activities
Oct 2006Aug 2007

House of Charity Volunteer Staff

Washington Service Corps
  • Oversaw the homeless shelter's 100-person sleeping program.
  • Worked with police and paramedics to manage emergencies.
  • Served as the volunteer coordinator.
    •  Developed an MS-Acess database to track volunteers.
    • Managed hundreds of student and community volunteers.
Sep 2002May 2006

Computer Consultant

Whitman College Technology Services
  • Maintained school computer labs.
  • Provided tech support to students and faculty.
  • Provided network support to a college dormitory.
Jun 2005Aug 2005

Political Canvasser

Fund for the Public Interest
  • Lobbied state representatives on behalf of public interest groups.
  • Fund-raised door-to-door for WashPIRG and the Sierra Club.
  • Managed small teams of canvassers in the field.




Whitman College
  • Earned a Pell Grant to do joint research with a professor.


Eiji Takabayashi

Mr. Takabayashi, the senior English teacher on staff and Head of the first year students at Hamamatsu Kita High School, writes:

"[Matt is] brilliant, efficient, utterly embodiment of cross-cultural understanding"

See the whole letter.

Susan Bauska

Writing Samples


Computer literacy
Above average familiarity with Windows/Mac OS Networking (TCIP/IP) MS Office, Access Basic HTML Internet and social media
80 wpm.