Matt Haney is a Co-founder of #cut50 and in 2018 was elected to serve on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, representing District 6.
He previously served as Director of Policy at the Dream Corps, where he led policy advocacy for #cut50 and #YesWeCode, an initiative to create a pipeline for 100,000 low opportunity youth to become the best coders, computer engineers, and designers in the world.
Matt served on the San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education from 2012-2018. He was elected by his peers as as Board President and Vice President during his tenure. Matt is recognized as a national leader working to end the “school to prison pipeline,” including authoring landmark policy transforming San Francisco’s school discipline system.
Matt has also served as an Adjunct Faculty Member at the Stanford d.school, where he uses design thinking and human-centered design to incubate new ideas for public education and government. As the former Executive Director of the University of California Student Association, Matt worked directly for the over 200,000 students in the UC system, managing a budget of over half a million dollars and a team of dedicated professional staff, to ensure public education is protected for current and future generations. Matt is the Co-founder and Chair of Citizen Hope, a Bay Area organization which encourages civic engagement and community service.
Matt has a BA from UC Berkeley, an MA from Stanford University School of Education, a JD from Stanford Law School with a focus on education law, and an LLM in Human Rights from the National University of Ireland where he was a Senator George Mitchell Scholar.