Matthew was an avid learner, pursuing a career in bettering himself and expanding his knowledge so that he can make an impact on his society, community, and world.  From Bonita Vista High School in Chula Vista, CA to his bachelors at the Univeristy of California Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz, CA, to gaining his Juris Doctorate at Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa, CA, to working on his PhD in Special Education Studies at the University of California Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara, CA.