MBA Team

Matt Bieber

Matt Bieber

Graduate School Admissions Counselor

Academic Background

Princeton University, BA with Honors, Phi Beta Kappa
Harvard Kennedy School, MPP
Harvard Divinity School, MDiv
New Mexico Highlands University, MSW (expected 2023)

Professional Background

  • Wrote speeches at the White House and for senior executives in education, health care, and other industries
  • Served as director of communications for a member of Congress and the New Mexico Department of Health
  • Consults on communications strategy and messaging for clients in the renewable energy industry
  • Advises graduate school applicants across a wide range of disciplines
  • Is training to become a counselor/therapist


New Mexico

You might enjoy working with Matt if

  • You like learning about a wide variety of fields, from hard science to theology.
  • You are exploring the wonders of parenting. Matt has a kindergartener!
  • You are into rock climbing, road cycling, or mixed martial arts.

Matt’s advice for graduate school applicants

Applying to graduate school often starts with thinking deeply about who you are, what you care about, and how an advanced degree will help you grow and contribute to your field. It’s an opportunity to distill everything you already know—and to articulate your current questions and aspirations as precisely as possible.

There are lots of things you can do to improve your chances of acceptance, such as visiting schools of interest and getting to know professors, administrators, and students. But perhaps the most important thing you can do is to write essays that sparkle with clarity and purpose.