Born and raised in Minnesota, Matthew graduated from the University of Saint Thomas in 2016 where he triple majored in Philosophy, Catholic Studies, and Classical Languages. He then lived abroad for three years in Rome where he completed a master’s degree in theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in 2019. While at Notre Dame Law School, Matthew has served as a Research Assistant for Professors Paolo Carozza and Gerard Bradley as well as an executive board member for the Federalist Society and the Future Prosecuting Attorneys Council. After graduating from NDLS, Matthew will clerk for Judge John Kness of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois during the 2022-23 term, and then for Judge Kyle Duncan of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit during the 2023-24 term. In his free time, Matthew enjoys playing golf, playing the piano, learning languages, and traveling with his wife, Lauren.