Matt Beienburg is the Director of the Van Sittert Center for Constitutional Advocacy and Director of Education Policy. Published in local and national outlets, Matt’s work focuses on promoting educational freedom, parental rights, and greater civic appreciation of America’s founding principles. Prior to joining Goldwater, Matt served as a senior analyst at the Arizona Joint Legislative Budget Committee (JLBC), where he regularly drafted fiscal estimates and briefed members of the state legislature on major policy initiatives in K-12 and higher education. Matt previously worked in human capital consulting for Mercer, where his projects included surveying teacher engagement and analyzing the competitiveness of staff salaries at low-income area charter schools in Los Angeles. He has also worked in Washington, D.C. with Imagine Schools and the Center for Education Reform. Matt earned a bachelor's in economics from Claremont McKenna College, where he graduated summa cum laude, and a master's in public affairs from Princeton. A native of Phoenix, he lives with his wife, Cassie, in south Scottsdale.