Category: Graduate Profiles 2023, News, Students

Title: Matthew Failor (SFS’23)

Matthew Failor (SFS’23), originally from Traverse City, Michigan, is studying international politics with a minor in French and a certificate in African studies. 

Failor has participated in a variety of groups and activities across campus including, GU Pride and the Georgetown Student Activities Commission, a dance showcase as well as a production of Rocky Horror Picture Show. 

During his time at Georgetown, Failor discovered the Center for Intercultural Education and Development and held multiple positions there. The time and connections during this experience has led to Failor to take a full time job there with the State Department-funded English Language Program after he graduates. 

Failor participated in the SFS Undergraduate Scholars Program, run through the SFS Dean’s Office, which allowed students to work with one of the SFS programs or centers on research. Failor partnered with two faculty members over two years in the African Studies Department. 

Failor cherishes many memories and experiences, but he particularly appreciates moments of pause and reflection on the Hilltop. He says, “I’m walking across the quad and I look up and I hear Healy Bell ring, and I’m just sort of reminded that I’m here. I’m on campus. I’ve made it. I’m graduating. And this has really been a home for me.”