Matt works in The POGIL Project office as a Consultant for Session Materials Management.  
Prior to joining The POGIL Project, Matt worked as a Senior Manager of Membership and International Relations for the International Food Information Council in Washington, D.C.,  and as a Strategic Communications Specialist with the American Medical Informatics Association in Bethesda, Md. Within both organizations, he helped with annual membership recruitment and retention programs, reported out to members on key developments impacting in the U.S. and abroad, and ensured coordination of flow of information and insight to academic, trade association and industry stakeholders.

Originally from Hershey,Pa., Matt lives in Lititz, Pa., with his wife, Danielle. He graduated from the University of Scranton where he received his B.A. in Communications. He enjoys swimming, spin classes, collecting vinyl records and cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Matthew Tarka
Session Materials Management/Podcast Producer