Botswana & Jesus 2012
Current Place of Residence: Gaborone, Botswana
University: Harvard University
Other information: Matthews completed his Bachelor of Arts from Harvard earlier this year, having majored in Economics with a minor in African and African American Studies. Whilst at Harvard, Matthews served as President of the Kuumba Singers of Harvard College, a choral society of over 150 members; as Director of Enterprise for the Harvard African Business and Investment Club and as Chair of the Ann Radcliffe Trust/Women’s Center Community Fund Advisor Board. He served as volunteer with Harvard College Women’s Center, with the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response and served as Programme Co-ordinator for the Harvard Black Students Association. This summer he interned for the Harvard Committee on African Studies. Matthews’ long-term aspiration is to contribute to the reform of the socio-economic and political structures underpinning chronic poverty and gender inequity in Africa.