Matthew J. Turk

Education

Stanford University

September 2020 – June 2024 (Expected)
Stanford, CA

Francis W. Parker School

September 2006 – June 2020
Chicago, IL

Francis W. Parker School is an independent school that goes from kindergarten through twelfth grade, dedicated to the growth and development of the whole person, on behalf of our democratic society and the wider world.

Activities

The Stanford Daily

February 2021 – Present
Desk Editor
Stanford, CA
  • Edited personal essays and narrative journalism.
February – June 2021
Beat Reporter
  • Published articles related to ethics in technology weekly.
  • Wrote beat memos and developed relationships with sources.
September 2020 – January 2021
Staff Writer
  • Selected as one of six authors to write for the autumn magazine.
  • Initiated mobile application redesign, leading subteam with Sketch 3 and React Native.
  • Applied modern principles of user interface design and familiarity with developer tools such as GitHub and Expo.

Stanford Student Space Initiative

January 2021 – Present
Webmaster
Stanford, CA
  • Managed Ruby on Rails-powered website and co-led rocket design subteam by teaching Fusion 360 to members.
  • Completed diversity, equity, and inclusion training to better serve as a leader in the organization.

Junior Economic Club of Chicago

September 2017 – June 2019
Chief Technology Officer
Chicago, IL
  • Managed the website, reviewed admissions to the organization, and led student forums.
  • Led primary community outreach initiative for teaching financial literacy to underprivileged middle schoolers.
  • Edited the organization’s publication, the Junior Economist.

Experience

The Texas Tribune

June – August 2021
Engineering Fellow
Austin, TX

Blocklight Analytics

January – May 2021
React Developer Intern
Chicago, IL
  • Designed components and features in React that communicate with backend technologies to present users with metrics and data visualizations about their businesses. Wrote documentation for said components.
  • Collaborated with backend developers to establish objectives and design more functional, cohesive code to enhance the user experience. Led refactoring of frontend codebase additionally.

Vest Financial Services

June – August 2018
Financial Analyst Intern
Chicago, IL
  • Created 401(k) invoices for companies and created spreadsheets for fee disclosures.
  • This tenure was part of an internship program that the company offers.