Matthew Colford, from Palo Alto, California, is pursuing a JD at Stanford Law School, and a master’s degree in business administration at Stanford Graduate School of Business. He graduated from Stanford with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He aspires to serve in public office at a state or local level, working on regional issues such as conservation and capital formation for local businesses. Prior to his position as a partner in policy and regulatory affairs at Andreessen Horowitz, he served as special assistant to US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power, and as a research assistant at the Hoover Institution in the Office of Condoleezza Rice. He also interned at the White House in the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, and at the US Embassy in Rabat, Morocco. He co-authored a chapter in General JimMattis’ book Warriors & Citizens: American Views of Our Military, published by Hoover Institution Press. At Stanford, he won the Stanford Award of Excellence and a John Gardner Fellowship, and was awarded a research grant to conduct thesis field research and data collection in West Africa.