Matt Byrne joined Growth & Justice in November 2014. Byrne earned his B.A. in Political Science from Hamline University and his M.A. in Liberal Studies with an emphasis on Communications and Public Policy at the University of Minnesota. He has worked previously with the Saint Paul City Council, the Minnesota State Legislature, and the Citizens League. Byrne is passionate about improving democratic decision making through authentic engagement and civic dialogue. Byrne is originally from Saint Paul and currently resides in Crystal.