Matthew Matera

Coordinator, Immigrant Student Resource Center

Matthew Matera

Coordinator, Immigrant Student Resource Center

Matt Matera (he/him/his) serves as the Grants Project Manager and Coordinator with the Immigrant Student Resource Center (ISRC). Since 2003, Matt has been actively involved with education and college access issues as a facilitator, program coordinator, and volunteer with educational, federally funded, and non-profit institutions.  In 2016, he co-created the UA Immigrant Student Resource Center and served as its Graduate Assistant from 2016 to 2017 and currently as Coordinator. He was also a Co-Founder of ScholarshipsA-Z, an organization dedicated to connecting students with undocumented status to educational resources. Matt grew up in New Jersey but called Tucson home for the last 18 years. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the College of William & Mary in Virginia and a Master of Arts degree in Higher Education & College Student Personnel from the University of Arizona. Matt received his Ph.D. in college access and educational policy from the UA in 2019. His research focuses on the intersection of education and immigration, and particularly seeks to understand how educators use networks to change college environments so undocumented students can thrive. In his free time, you can find Matt enjoying time with family and friends.

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