Class of 2022
Matthew Martin is a second-year student in the GHD program pursuing a specialization in Quantitative Analysis and Evaluation. He enjoys how data can tell a story and be used to demand accountability and effectiveness for development programs. Matthew is also pursuing a Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies certificate but is more broadly interested in all types of migration and how to ensure that new economic opportunities are safe, successful, and can lead to improvements in development outcomes. Alongside his studies at Georgetown, Matthew has worked for Precision Development (PxD) on using evaluation to expand and improve agricultural extension programs in India, supported the World Bank on monitoring and evaluation efforts for a migrant reintegration program in Bangladesh, and is looking forward to a Spring internship with the Migration, Remittances, and Development Program at the Inter-American Dialogue. He has also engaged in a variety of short-term consultancies to build hard skills in different types of data analysis, as well as more broadly in monitoring and evaluation.
Matthew’s academic interests stem from work he did prior to Georgetown with the International Rescue Committee, as part of the technical unit for economic empowerment programs in the United States, serving primarily resettled refugees and asylum-seekers. Prior to that, Matthew worked for five years with Peace Corps in Nicaragua on an entrepreneurship education program both as a volunteer and as a programming and training specialist. Matthew graduated from Middlebury College with a degree in International Studies and originally comes from Seattle in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.