Matt Vanderwerff is Deputy Director for IREX's Information and Media practice, providing direct program management and technical assistance in Washington, DC.
Matt currently oversees the Beyond Access project, an initiative funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, focused on creating and sustaining modern community learning and information hubs so that more people have access to the information they need to improve their lives. Previously, Matt managed technology, access to information, and education projects in the Middle East, Central Asia, and Eastern Europe.
Prior to joining IREX, Matt worked as Research Assistant for USAID's Bureau for Europe and Eurasia. Matt holds an MA from the University of Michigan.