After graduating from Middlebury College in 2006 with a B.A. in Russian Language and Political Science, Matt De Paolo spent six years working in management consulting.  He has worked as a consultant at The Beacon Group, Jones Lang LaSalle, and most recently, as an independent retail consultant in Boulder, Colorado.  In these roles he assisted clients in various phases of international expansion, providing business development, tenant representation, and market entry strategies to global retailers.  He currently serves as VP of Education of the Consulting Club in addition to his role as an Emerging Markets Institute Fellow.  Matt will enroll in a Customized Immersion to pursue his interests in international business and hopes to continue his career in consulting upon obtaining his MBA from Johnson at Cornell University in 2014.