Matthew grew up in Winchester, Massachusetts. He recently completed his bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology with two minors in Renewable Energy at the University of Maine. His passion is nuclear power and he would like to go into the energy sector and eventually energy policy to help support the deployment of the next generation of reactors to deal with climate change. He is a Breakthrough Generation Fellow (2015). He loves camping, hiking, backpacking, kayaking and anything to do with the outdoors. Follow Matt on Twitter @MWilkes45.