Matthew R. Welch was the Policy and Communications Coordinator for the Brennan Center’s new Washington, D.C. Office. Prior to joining the Brennan Center, Mr. Welch served as Public Affairs and PAC Coordinator for the American Association for Justice (formerly known as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America). After graduating from college in 2005 he attended Campaign Corps, a campaign training program sponsored by EMILY’s List. Following his training he worked on a series of state and local political campaigns in New Jersey, Brooklyn, and Manhattan where he served as Field Director and eventually Campaign Manager. Mr. Welch received his B.A. in Political Science from Providence College, where he graduated cum laude and as a member of Phi Sigma Alpha.