Student Profiles

Lou, Matthew

Matthew Lou is a 2022 graduate of the UNMA program.  He specializes in foreign adversary conflict resolution, counterterrorism, and economic and cyber security.  He is currently an intelligence analysis intern at the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness working on terrorism and infrastructure security, and a part time lecturer with the Rutgers Department of Political Science teaching Nature of Politics 101.  During his time in the program, Matthew spent a semester as an intern with the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.  He then spent a summer as a research fellow at the National Intelligence University, where he co-authored the brief, "Defanging ISIS: A New Approach to Counter-Terrorism in the Post-Covid Era."  He continues to serve as a Student Ambassador for the program.  

Before joining the UNMA, Matthew worked with the New Jersey Historical Commission to coordinate the 2019 NJ History Conference.  He graduated summa cum laude from Rutgers University in 2020 with a BA in Political Science and History and a Certificate in Public History.  He is an Honors College Scholar and was the president of his InterVarsity chapter, committed to developing himself and those around him to serve the community.  He has working knowledge of French and spoken Cantonese Chinese.  

His aspirations are like the second movement of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata – between the mysteries and eccentricities of life, Matthew pursues the serenity often overlooked by its towering siblings.