Matthew is a native Chicagoan who currently lives in Pilsen, a community on the city’s near west side. He credits living in such a culturally vibrant neighborhood for his constant interests in the arts and culinary scenes around Chicago. Currently attending Loyola Chicago, he hopes to graduate in Spring 2020 with a B.A. in multimedia journalism and to use his skills to capture the untold stories of everyday Chicagoans. Matthew is deeply committed to restorative justice here in Chicago and hopes to make city government more transparent and accessible as well as facilitating constructive dialogue around social issues.