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International Student Advisor

Matthew’s first experience in international education was serving as a manager of the Office for International Students and Scholars at Loyola Marymount University, where he also received his bachelor’s degree in English literature and language in 2020. His work with the international community influenced many aspects of his life, leading him to embark on educational programs in Italy and Japan while also inspiring him to study Italian, Portuguese, French, and Romanian. Matthew was incredibly honored to join the University of California at Santa Barbara’s OISS team in 2021, and he hopes to help international students explore the various facets of their individual identities while fostering their connections with domestic students on campus. Outside of work, Matthew also enjoys pursuing his research interest in gay and bisexual men’s literature, discovering new recipes to cook, and going for a swim.