Matthew Cottiero

As the Strategic Initiatives Intern, Matt will support the development and marketing team as well getting a macro view and experience on how non-profits operate. He is a Sophomore at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst pursuing a Bachelor of Business in Finance with a minor in Biology. Matt was born and raised in Florida and was always involved in all kinds of sports whenever he had the chance. He ultimately enjoyed Ice Hockey and Lacrosse the most deciding to continue playing those regularly from his childhood through high school. His Sophomore year of high school, Matt attended Shady Side Academy, a boarding school in Pittsburgh, PA, saying that “It was a once in a lifetime opportunity to be involved in a community that promoted all the great qualities of academics, athletics, and student residential life in one place.” In college, he continues to play lacrosse with the Men’s Club Lacrosse Team while getting involved as a marketing intern for the University’s Athletic department.