Matthew Baun is a senior at the University of Dayton, where he majors in political science with a focus on international relations and comparative politics. He is originally from Valdosta, Georgia. He has studied abroad in the Czech Republic and was an exchange student at Radboud University, the Netherlands, in spring 2020. His community engagement includes volunteer work for the Second Harvest of South Georgia food bank, Habitat for Humanity, the Valdosta-Lowndes YMCA Challenger program for children with physical and mental disabilities, and Shoes for the Shoeless in Dayton, Ohio. He has also worked on the campaigns of several political candidates, including Stacey Abrams for Governor of Georgia in 2018 and Desiree Tims for the U.S. House of Representatives, Ohio 10th District, in 2020. After graduation, he plans to pursue a Master’s degree in international affairs, hopefully at a university in Europe.