Meet: Matt Westmoreland '10

Name: Matt Westmoreland

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Current location: Atlanta, GA

What were you involved with at Princeton? 

The Daily Princetonian, Mock Trial, Chapel Choir

What's your favorite memory of Princeton? 

4am walks home from the'Prince' newsroom

What have you been up to in the five years (!) since graduation? What are you currently doing? What has your path been like since college? What's next?

After graduation, I joined Teach for America as a Corps Member in Atlanta. In 2013, I got elected to the Atlanta Board of Education, where I serve as chair of our budget commission and liaison to the Georgia General Assembly. I'm also the assistant director of Horizons Atlanta, an education non-profit focusing on preventing summer learning loss. 

What about your life now would your sophomore-year self be most surprised by? 

That I actually enjoy beer. 

What's a lesson/belief/idea/skill you've learned since graduating?

 "Truth without hope is failure, and hope without truth is fantasy."

Anything else you want the class to know?

 Only countdowntoreunions.com days till Reunions

  Matt "makes green" with a kindergartner at Atlanta's Cleveland Avenue Elementary School during a visit there in March 2014.

Matt "makes green" with a kindergartner at Atlanta's Cleveland Avenue Elementary School during a visit there in March 2014.