Matt Bodo

is a 22 year old student starting his second year at UCLA as a transfer majoring in Linguistics and Psychology. His passion for college affordability comes from having been homeless for nearly two of the three and a half years he attended community college, living in his car during that time. Despite working full-time he still could not afford to pay rent. He devotes his free time to supporting homeless college students through advocacy work and working with college administration to increase support for these students. At UCLA, he plans to continue the work he began in the Bay Area, partnering with Rise and other LA based non-profit organizations to end student hunger and homelessness.