Social Justice Warrior Intern: Kendall Matt
Join us in welcoming Kendall Matt, our awesome summer intern! Kendall is a rising sophomore at George Washington University (GWU) pursuing a bachelor’s degree in international affairs with minors in communications and French. Kendall has been in Washington, DC for the past academic year, but hails from Seattle and is a proud Holy Names Academy graduate.
Minerva Strategies was a natural fit for Kendall because she’s a social justice warrior who was looking for hands-on communication experience. Her time at Minerva builds on an impressive record of volunteer service. Kendall served as a teen board member for Water1st International, a nonprofit that provides access to clean water and sanitation for the world’s poor. She also spent time planting trees at local parks as a member of Earth Corps, and taught computer science to middle school girls through Women Advancing Tomorrow’s Technology (WATT).
In her senior year of high school, Kendall planned and proposed Holy Names’ transition to sweatshop free sports and admission merchandise. She was awarded the Service Above Self Award from Holy Names for her constant commitment to service throughout high school.
In addition to her studies at GWU, Kendall volunteers for the U.S. Dream Academy by mentoring and tutoring at-risk youth in DC public schools. Along with her summer internship at Minerva, Kendall just returned to the Dominican Republic for a second time to help promote the rights of Haitian immigrants.
Kendall’s drive and passion to serve vulnerable people both here and abroad energizes her work at Minerva. Minerva is the intelligent and fierce Roman goddess of wisdom, commerce, and war, and our intern Kendall is certainly worthy of donning Minerva’s helmet.