Matt enjoys helping organizations make better decisions using the latest evaluation techniques. Before joining EMI, he worked in the African Union to develop evaluation systems. Now, he helps clients assess energy efficiency efforts targeted at industrial, agricultural, and commercial organizations, and his creative approach often results in innovative, out-of-the-box thinking.
number of countries he tries to visit each year
acting roles in off-off Broadway shows in New York City
nervous pup who loves coming into the office
What are you passionate about? What are the ideas that drive you?
I’m passionate about group-level introspection. I think it’s easy for experts in any field to get so focused on executing work that they lose sight of the bigger picture. I like being able to reconnect clients with the goals that really matter to them. Of course, the fact that this work can help us transition toward clean energy is doubly great.
When do you have the most fun at work?
When I’m settling in with a giant data set, a mug of coffee, some good music, and trying to uncover useful patterns in the data. This experience is only surpassed by discussing the findings with clients. I love it when my analysis sparks a discussion about new ways to improve a program.
Where is your favorite place?
I love to visit the California deserts. There is something magical about seeing a silent, dead-looking landscape, only to notice that when you look closer, it is actually teeming with beauty and life.