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Matthew Tweden is a junior undergraduate student from Round Rock, Texas studying Public Policy & Peace, War, and Defense.  He is particularly interested in how grand strategy and national security law shaping the policymaking process.


Previously, Matthew has served as a senior staffer in the Undergraduate Executive Branch and as an Undergraduate Senator for District 3: Social Sciences. Outside of student government, Matthew coordinates nationwide youth leadership development programs and supports regional speech & debate programs.


The Chair of the Joint Governance Council aims to bring together the leadership of both undergraduate and graduate/professional constituencies. In his work, Matthew chairs biweekly JGC meetings that are attended by executive, legislative, and financial officers of both constituencies. Furthermore, he meets regularly with student leaders, professional staff, and university administrators to coordinate the policy priorities, operational systems, and messaging approaches across these groups.