Hometown: Decatur, GA
high school: Chamblee
college: Harvard University
MAJOR: Applied Mathematics
GRAD. PROGRAM: Harvard University (2003, SM); Georgia Institute of Technology (2013, MBA)
Matthew Espy was the best mathematics student that the chair of Chamblee High School’s math department had encountered in twenty-seven years of teaching. Matthew took AP Calculus BC and AP Computer Science in 10th grade, Multivariable Calculus and AP Statistics in 11th, and continued his math studies at the Georgia Institute of Technology in 12th grade. As captain of the Chamblee math team, he relished competition, placing first in the Georgia Math League four times. Matthew became one of the nation’s top high school math students, receiving invitations to the American Regional Mathematics League and the USA Math Olympiad.
During the summer of 1998, Matthew was one of 70 students from around the world invited to participate in MIT’s Research Science Institute. He was Vice-President of his senior class at Chamblee, played on the basketball team, ran cross-country, and joined the chess team. Following graduation from Chamblee, Matthew attended Harvard University.
Through AP credits and extra coursework, Matthew was able to complete a Bachelors and Masters degree in Applied Math in four years. Around campus Matthew was President of the Harvard Investment Association, and a member of the Phoenix SK club, the Black Men’s Forum, the Financial Analysts Club, the Undergraduate Council, and the Black Students Association.
Matthew is currently working for OmniSpeech an acoustic research and development firm.