Matt grew up in various parts of the U.S., but his career path cemented after a trip through the Pacific and Southeast Asia. After developing his interests in teaching, learning, cultures and languages in an M.A. program, he passionately set about trying to provide students, colleagues and community members access to quality education and career opportunities. He has pursued this goal with the underserved populations of Thailand, Kiribati and, most recently, Timor-Leste. Ever since he heard of Bhutan he wanted to go. Matt lectures at the Institute of Language and Culture Studies in Trongsa.