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Careers in Public Policy

Matthew See

MATTHEW SEE

Wiltherspoon Fellow
Family Research Council
Washington, District of Columbia

Guest Lecturer in Political Theory and Philosophy
William Jessup University
Rocklin, California

MPP, Pepperdine University, 2003
Double Specialization: American Politics and International Relations
BA, Intercultural Studies, Prairie Bible College, 2001

At Pepperdine I not only learned the "how" of public policy, but also the "why." We grappled with the ideas of justice and virtue and learned how to make good policies and laws. I have taken this experience - kindled with passion to live a life of purpose, service, and leadership - to Sacramento to help state and local governments perform better and at times reevaluate their purpose and way of doing things.

But I went further still: I went to the Middle East, where I worked alongside the Iraqi people as they learned how to participate in their dearly purchased freedom. I helped them as they sought to identify problems in their districts and neighborhoods and subsequently implement solutions to those problems. Now that I am home again, I am looking forward to taking all of these experiences back into the classroom where I might spark the imagination of others who desire to do justice and love mercy.