Matt Seitz is a full-time staff member of the CEEDAR Center and helps to direct the technology and communications strategies for the center. The first half of college, he studied computer engineering. During that time period, Matt taught in several Florida Department of Juvenile Justice residential treatment centers and directed a GED preparation program. Seeing the incredible need for quality teachers for at-risk student populations, he switched his studies to business and education with the hopes of influencing education policy and advocating for at-risk students. Upon graduation, he continued his studies at UF and pursued his masters in educational administration and policy. During his graduate studies, he worked with Project LIBERATE, which researched literacy interventions in juvenile justice. Following LIBERATE, Matt began working full time at the CEEDAR Center. His interests include leveraging technology for teacher preparation and global issues in education access.