Matt Pershe

Class Year: 
2014
Hometown: 
Park City, Utah
Education: 
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. 

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