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Matt Bernius is a design anthropologist and experience strategist. He is a Principal User Researcher for Clear My Record, at Code for America. Previously, he was with Measures For Justice, a non-profit working to bring data transparency to the US Criminal Justice System at the county level. Across his career, Matt has helped a wide range of clients, including Autodesk, Boeing, Google, Honeywell, Mozilla, and PricewaterhouseCoopers, better understand their customers and employees through a wide range of research projects.

Prior to joining Measures for Justice, Matt worked with Effective Inc., an experience design firm based out of Denver, Colorado. He began his career at and also spent time as a visiting professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) where he co-founded the Open Publishing Lab.

Matt holds a Master’s degree in the Social Sciences from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor’s degree from RIT, and was a PhD student in Cultural Anthropology at Cornell University. For the last three years Matt has also served as the networking coordinator for the EPIC conference.