Matthew Bravo

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Matthew Bravo is a first-year Ph.D. student whose research includes the intersection between gender masculinity and international rural community development.  Bravo co-founded and was the Executive Director of the Entusi Community Development Center, a social enterprise in rural Uganda.  With research and field-work experience in Africa, South America, and Southeast Asia, Bravo has worked with various community development projects including women empowerment initiatives, HIV/AIDS prevention, indigenous social movements, and sustainable farming.  Additionally, he has worked for Colorado Governor Hickenlooper’s administration to increase civic engagement across the state.  Bravo recently completed a Master of Public Administration from the University of Colorado-Denver focusing on collaboration among nongovernmental and nonprofit organizations.  He received his undergraduate degrees at the University of Denver in Sociology, International Relations, and Spanish Literature.