Mat was born in Brazil, but was raised in the US since he was 7. He recently moved to Provo from Miami, to finish his senior year studying biology. He plans to apply to medical school and become a doctor.

He is a real globetrotter: he speaks five languages: Japanese, English, Portuguese, Spanish, and Japanese Sign Language. He has been to over 15 countries.

Mat loves to cook, clean, and dance. Every Thursday, he volunteers taking care of children. When a friend signed him up to be part of PME Season 2, we jumped at a chance to interview him, and he accepted because he couldn’t pass up the chance to possibly find “the one.”