Matt grew up in Saint Joseph, Michigan and graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in German and Philosophy. He then spent two years in Klagenfurt, Austria, where he taught English to high school students and worked as a freelance translator.
After his time in Austria, Matt moved to Ireland to continue his studies at Trinity College Dublin, where he earned a Master’s degree in Literary Translation by working with texts in German and Italian.
As a language nerd, Matt is always trying to learn new languages. In his free time, he also enjoys boxing, reading, and playing the guitar (poorly).