Meet Matielyn
Let's Move Georgia Forward

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I was born in New Orleans, Louisiana where I developed an early appreciation for diversity, creative arts, and civic engagement.  Our family moved to Norcross, Georgia during my freshman year of high school, and I am a proud graduate of Gwinnett County Public Schools.  I earned a Master's degree in Social Foundations of Education and a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Georgia State University.  After college, I returned to Gwinnett County Public Schools to teach Social Studies and to serve as a Faculty Advisor to several student groups.  

My commitment to people-centered, mission-driven work has presented me with an array of professional opportunities over the past decade. As a former staffer for President Obama's 2008 Campaign in North Carolina, I worked tirelessly to educate, organize, and empower voters to maximize their political efficacy--delivering a victory for Democrats for the first time in 30 years.   As a freelance consultant in Virginia, I developed an adult learning curriculum for a county-wide training program designed to help low-income workers begin administrative careers.

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As an administrator for a charter school in Ohio, I developed relationships with community organizations to form a recruitment pipeline for parents seeking school choice options. Recently, I've worked independently leading research on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism and providing training for global clients seeking maximum positive impact in their workplaces, industries, and communities.

I am a woman of faith inspired to lead with integrity, courage, and compassion.  My husband and I are celebrating 16 years of marriage, and we have two handsome sons.  I look forward to serving as your next State Senator and I know that together we can make a difference for generations to come.