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Location: Japan (US Military Base)

Age: 29

College: Old Dominion University

Profession: Youth counselor/educator

Biography: Mathew is a graduate of Old Dominion University, holding a Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in International Relations. He served six years in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserves. He has a diverse professional background including both law enforcement and education. Fluent in both Spanish and English, he is currently learning Japanese, while residing in Japan as a military spouse. He has moved three different times in the past three years. Currently he works for the Child Youth Program on base and continues to pursue his dream of becoming a Diplomat by preparing for the Foreign Service Officer Test. When not studying or working, he enjoys writing and thinking about the world, or can be found in nature fishing, camping or hiking.

Who has influenced you the most in life and why? My Grandfather, as I always looked up to him, and he inspired me.