For Matthew Shearin, childhood was a long and arduous journey. Growing up was a struggle not only for survival, but for more mental and emotional competency in himself.
Matthew has grown to overcome and defy the odds that were against him, and strives to achieve a broad spectrum of success, while also acting as an essential cog to the wheel of applying positive change to under- privileged youth and their circumstances.
In the summer of 2009, Matthew moved in with his uncle in El Cajon, California. Here he learned structure and the characteristics of manhood, while his mother continued to overcome her life struggles. In the 7th and 8th grades, Matthew began to notice that he was able to excel not only in athletics, but also in the classroom. He then realized his strong love for academics, athletics, and pursuing higher learning. In 2015, Matthew graduated from high school in the top 1% of his class, maintaining 4.644 grade point average. He was also named an AP Scholar, named to the San Diego All-Academic team, and named San Diego’s Student Athlete of the Year.
Over the course of Matthew’s college career at Dartmouth, he was a member of the Big Green’s varsity football team, which won its first Ivy League Championship since 1996. He also was fortunate enough to receive two internships with JPMorgan in their investment banking division.
All in all, Matthew credits his success to God. He feels that without God, he would not have been able to overcome the many obstacles that life has thrown his way. In addition to that, he credits God for his accomplishments. In June of 2019, Matt graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in history. He is now embarking on a career on wall street and is an analyst in JPMorgan’s investment bank.