Meet the staff1.

Erica Akaya Matt

Nickname: The World Traveler

Hometown: Belvedere, DE

Educational background

B.A., Spanish Language and Literature, Smith College

M.Ed., Educational Leadership, University of Delaware

Responsibilities &
recruitment territory

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?

See Above!

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

Five “Firsts”

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