Matthew Lorin

Matthew Lorin is the inaugural President of Oakland, CA-based XQ Institute, an organization dedicated to rethinking public high schools. There, he leverages over 12 years of experience in public educational promotion and reform and over 25 years of public service and advocacy work to provide leadership and strategic vision for the organization. Prior to his current position, Matthew Lorin served as founding Executive Director of Honolulu-based, The Learning Coalition, where he managed a multimillion-dollar grantmaking portfolio. He is also a former Education Program Officer for the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation, where he managed a $4 million dollar grantmaking portfolio supporting school-level leadership.

Mr. Lorin holds a BA from Tufts University, a certificate from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont, and an MPA from the JFK School of Government at Harvard University. During the Clinton administration, he served as a Director on the National Security Council. He has also led nonprofits such as the Student Human Rights Exchange (SHARE) and the Humpty Dumpty Institute.

Outside of his professional life, Matthew Lorin remains active in his community, contributing to the Hakipuu Learning Center and Family Hui Hawaii. In his free time, he enjoys scuba diving, rock climbing, and cooking.

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