Matt graduated from the University of Victoria law school in 2018. During his time in law school, he participated in the Macintyre Cup Trial Advocacy Competition and Hockey Arbitration Competition of Canada. Matt volunteered with the Access Pro Bono Mental Health Program and served on the Law Students' Society. He also completed a co-op semester with the BC Ministry of Finance and spent a semester abroad at the University of Limerick in Ireland. Prior to beginning law school, Matt obtained a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta, where he was a varsity pole vaulter and hurdler.