Matt Kuder is the community director and second-year experience coordinator in the Alcala Vista Apartments at the University of San Diego. Originally from Winter Haven, Fla., Matt received his master’s degree in counseling (focusing on college student development) from the University of San Diego and his bachelor’s degree in international studies with a minor in Asian studies from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Matt is in his seventh year working in residential life, and prior to becoming the second-year experience coordinator, he was the first-year experience coordinator for two years, helping to support first-year orientation, the preceptor faculty program, and the FRESH@USD sessions. For the past three years, Matt has been the second-year experience coordinator and helped pilot a number of programs including the Vista’s House Cup, geared toward the 670 second-year students living in his area. This past year, he also participated in USD’s inaugural SYE Abroad program, traveling as an integrated learning coordinator to Florence, Italy.