Matthew Stepp, a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and holds a master's degree in Science, Technology, and Public Policy. Matthew's academic focus at RIT involved modeling combinations of national greenhouse gas reduction policies aimed at the light duty transportation sector in order to analyze for opportunities of synergy. Portions of this research have been published in the Journal of Energy Policy as well as presented at a number of conferences and working groups. As a Christine Mirzayan Fellow at the National Academies of Science, Matthew staffed the Committee on Potential Energy Savings and Greenhouse Gas Reductions from the Transportation Sector as well as assisted the initial organization of the America's Climate Choices Mitigation Committee. Previous to his policy experiences, Matthew received his bachelor's degree in Meteorology from Millersville University and conducted climate modeling research at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. In addition to his academic focus on climate science and policy, Matthew has been active in field organizing and local political campaigns, is a diehard baseball fan, and enjoys exploring old fashioned record and book stores.