Matthew (Matt) Grady ('24) is pursuing a double concentration in Philosophy and International and Public Affairs on the Policy and Governance Track. Having focused on education policy within his academic studies, Matt has applied his policy focus as an Organizing Fellow with Our Turn, a national education justice non-profit, where he has been pursuing statewide legislation around affordable post-secondary education. Outside of his role as an organizer, Matt also works as a Lead with the Brown Initiative for Policy, Brown's only student-run, non-partisan think tank, and serves as Managing Editor of the Brown Undergraduate Law Review. Matt's passionate about utilizing law and policy as an instrument for making our education system a more equitable environment for every kind of student.
As a John Hazen White Intern, Matt has been interning in Washington, D.C. at the Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education. Working within the International and Foreign Language Education division, Matt interns primarily within the Fulbright-Hays office, which administers millions of dollars worth in federal grants to students, faculty, post-secondary institutions, and professors to internationalize their curricula and practices. Matt has loved interning with the Department of Education in our nation's capital and is extremely grateful to the Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy for supporting this amazing summer!