Matt Stevens

Director of Data

Biography

Matt has spent the past 15 years working with non-profit organizations, philanthropy, and state governments to implement projects that harness the power of data and technology to connect individuals with the benefits, services, and information that improve lives. He is passionate about purposefully, thoughtfully, and collaboratively designing data and technology tools that empower people to do good work well.
 
Most recently before joining ReUp, he served as the Director of Collaboration Services at Brighthive where worked with stakeholders across the higher education and workforce sector to develop data trusts that unlock data assets designed to support workers and learners along their career journey.  Previously, he served as the Director of Data Science at Benefits Data Trust, where he developed data processes and infrastructure that streamlined access to essential benefits like SNAP, WIC, CHIP, and Medicaid. He began his career at the US Census Bureau, where he contributed to the design and implementation of the 2010 Census.
 
Matt holds an MS in Survey Methodology from the University of Maryland – College Park and a BS in Statistics from the University of Tennessee – Knoxville and is based in rural Hawai’i.  A member of the Hawai’i Cycling Club, Matt spends much of his free time exploring the Big Island by bike. His approach to leadership and collaboration have been informed by his study of mindfulness meditation and collective music improvisation – having attended workshops led by musicians Billy Martin, John Medeski, Cyro Baptista, Nels Cline, Dweezil Zappa, Ingrid Sertso, and Karl Berger.