Matt Cotter is from Petaluma, California but came to Reno to complete an undergraduate degree in English with a minor in Cinema & Media Studies. Initially planning on exploring graduate school options following completion of his degree, the COVID-19 pandemic uprooted any expectations for the future during the second half of his senior year in 2020. After graduating, he joined Davidson Academy Online as an apprentice teacher for English in the summer of 2021.
He hopes to bring his accrued knowledge of English to help students excel in academic writing and literary analysis, and to learn more about the process and craft of teaching gifted students.
In his spare time he enjoys watching and analyzing films and TV shows with friends, going on walks or jogs while listening to music, and researching different subjects that interest him.