Matt Keller | Senior Director
Global Learning XPRIZE | United States

Matt Keller, Senior Director, Global Learning XPRIZE

Matt Keller is the Senior Director of the $15 Million Global Learning XPRIZE, a five-year competition challenging teams to develop open source and scalable software that will enable children in developing countries to teach themselves basic reading, writing and arithmetic. 
Previously, in his capacity as Senior Vice-President of One Laptop per Child (OLPC), Matt led OLPC¹s ground-breaking literacy project in remote Ethiopia testing the theory that children from non-literate communities could teach themselves to read using tablets filled with applications designed for self-learning.
Matt has also served as a senior program officer with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) for five years, serving in Rome, Italy and as Legislative Director for Common Cause in Washington, D.C. where he led efforts on Capitol Hill focusing on openness, accountability and campaign finance reform in the United States Congress. Matt has also worked as a lawyer and lobbyist on behalf of migrant farm workers in the Southwest United States, and as a Jesuit Volunteer in Portland, Maine.

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