Matt Pershe

Class Year: 
Park City, Utah
I will be studying abroad at University College London's Bartlett School of Planning for the Fall 2012 semester.
Other majors or minors: 
Minor: Political Science
What brought you to Urban Studies?: 

The major is very interdisciplinary and hands-on. The city influences my schoolwork and vice versa. I can get firsthand experience in city organizations and in research while taking stimulating coursework across many disciplines. 

Areas of interest: 

City politics, urban poverty, city planning

Career/Career Ambitions: 

City politics, city planning, homeless advocacy

Memorable experiences as a major: 

I volunteered at Comegys Elementary School as part of my Urban Education ABCS course, and I conducted interviews in Chinatown North for my Urban Research Methods final project. 

Perspectives on Urban Poverty
Urban Education
"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." --Jim Elliot