Matt Bakan-Fischer

Senior Program Specialist

Matt works in business development, searching out new project opportunities, managing the proposal development process, as well as tracking and analyzing data for Maestral’s growth. He also assists in managing relationships with Maestral’s organizational partners, maintains Maestral’s extended roster of experts, and aids in Maestral’s recruitment of new associates. Prior to joining the Maestral team, Matt worked in nonprofit higher education and university access. Most recently, he worked as Managing Director of Graduate Admissions at Augsburg University. While at Augsburg, Matt also taught a world religions course as an adjunct professor and served on a team of staff and faculty promoting campus-wide intercultural development through the Intercultural Development Inventory. He completed a term of service with AmeriCorps through College Possible where he worked with underrepresented students in their pursuit of a university degree. Matt holds a Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Psychology and a Master of Arts in Systematic Theology.