Matthew Sommerville works with the Chicago Public Schools to acquire data and shares it with researchers at Urban Labs, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, and the UChicago Consortium on School Research.

Matthew has served in AmeriCorps NCCC and AmeriCorps State. Following his second term of service with AmeriCorps, he worked as an after-school teacher and program coordinator for the non-profit East End Community Services in Dayton, Ohio.

Matthew holds two degrees in sociology: a BA from Wright State University and a MA from Ball State University.

In his spare time, Matthew loves to read fantasy and science fiction, and explore his adopted home of Chicago.