Matthew has been in talented and gifted programs (TAG, QUEST, etc.) since the fourth grade and was placed in advanced courses (AP courses) in the fifth grade – taking his first ACT in the seventh grade. He completed the state requirements for graduation within three years and is an early graduate of Leander High School (Leander, Texas). While in high school he was also dual-enrolled at Austin Community College (ACC), transferring to St. Edward’s University (Austin, Texas) upon graduation. He experienced different modes of learning and experienced nearly every major the university had to offer. His majors have shifted from Journalism, Environmental Science and Policy, Psychology, Business (Digital Media Management), Communications (Concentration: Journalism, Public Relations, and Advertising) and History. He has since continued to search for a major and profession in which he would feel passionate and enjoy having a career in. His primary interests lay in film, music, writing, history, and psychology.
He is currently engaged to Nicole and is expecting his first child, Zoey, on November 29, 2015.
“…distinction separates a priori from a posteriori judgments by reference to the origin of our knowledge of them. A priori judgments are based upon reason alone, independently of all sensory experience, and therefore apply with strict universality. A posteriori judgments, on the other hand, must be grounded upon experience and are consequently limited and uncertain in their application to specific cases…..Synthetic judgments, on the other hand, are those whose predicates are wholly distinct from their subjects, to which they must be shown to relate because of some real connection external to the concepts themselves. Hence, synthetic judgments are genuinely informative but require justification by reference to some outside principle….Synthetic a posteriori judgments are the relatively uncontroversial matters of fact we come to know by means of our sensory experience” ~ Immanuel Kant, see: Kant: Synthetic A Priori Judgments