After completing his master’s degree, Matt moved to Ecuador to teach for five years. Enamored by living in new places, Matt went on to teach in Hungary, Tunisia, and Thailand. In between, Matt and his family made Hawaii home. Currently he is back home and teaches a Senior Capstone course based on interdisciplinary projects that serve as a culminating academic and intellectual experience for students. Matt also teaches two courses for Global Online Academy, where he continually is invigorated by reimagining a type of learning which empowers students all across our globally networked society. Matt is fluent in Spanish and jokes about being a nearly proficient speaker of Gecko-nesian. Having lived on six of seven continents, Matt has traveled extensively. He has led Putney programs for nine years in various countries, including Cambodia, Alaska, and Iceland. In his free time, Matt is either in the ocean, gardening, or in search of the perfectly roasted coffee bean.