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Matt Wilka

Director

Matt has led projects across a range of issue areas and approaches, and brings particular expertise in education and collective impact. He has worked with foundations, corporations, school systems, multilaterals, and nonprofits to improve education quality in the U.S. and globally. Matt has particular experience advising clients on how to adapt their strategies based on emergent conditions, on building cross-sector collective impact initiatives to improve education at the regional level, and on employing technology to improve student outcomes.

In addition to strategy development, Matt writes and speaks frequently on education issues, including blended learning, innovation, and achieving systems change through collective impact. Matt has co-authored multiple white papers on innovative school models for personalized learning, on transforming the role of the private sector in education, and on strengthening community colleges, among other topics.

Before FSG

Before joining FSG, Matt served as a Fulbright Fellow in Ecuador, where he consulted to a 25,000 student school system to improve its program delivery system and construct a five-year strategic plan. Matt has also managed programs and written publications for a Boston nonprofit that works with principals and teachers to share best practices among charter and district public schools.

Education

  • Williams College, BA, English

Languages

  • Spanish

On working at FSG

“It’s been said that with a lever and a place to stand you can move the world. That’s why I’m at FSG. We work with clients with amazing reach, and we help them find the right levers and positioning to improve at least a small portion of the toughest problems in the world today. It’s challenging work, and I’m honored to be a part of it.”