Erica Akaya Matt
Nickname: The World Traveler
Hometown: Belvedere, DE
B.A., Spanish Language and Literature, Smith College
M.Ed., Educational Leadership, University of Delaware
Coordinate review of International and Transfer applications. Assist with VAST Program. Recruitment Territories: Pittsburgh, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico, US. Virgin Islands, and International areas!
How did I get my nickname?
An interesting fact about the University that I discovered recently.
The University just founded The Institute for Global Studies and may host one of the few Confucius Institutes in the world!
The best thing to see or do when visiting campus
Vita Nova, and they even have their own cookbook!
Words of advice for a student who is applying.
Never underestimate the power of the essay. The best essays tell something that is different and unique about you.
The coolest Delaware experience
Several students have submitted proposals and started their own companies through UD’s Venture Development Center. Check out UD’s entrepreneurial ecosystem
First Concert - Ricky Martin (Livin' La Vida Loca Tour)
First Flight - Rome, Italy
First Car - `87 Chevy Cavalier
First Movie - School Daze
First Song I Learned to Sing - "I'm Looking for a Miracle"
Five favorite songs on my play list
“I'm Yours” by Jason Mraz
“Singin' in the Rain” from Singin' in the Rain
“Every Time You Turn Around” by Daughtry
“This Christmas” by Donny Hathaway
“Always in my Head” by India.Arie