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Rachel: What brought you to DC?
Matt: I came to DC in 2008 for college and fell in love with the city. After graduating from GW in 2012, I loved the city and school so much that I decided to stay and get my masters degree.
Rachel: You founded Pedal Forward. What is Pedal Forward?
Matt: Pedal Forward is an organization that is expanding bicycling opportunities to provide sustainable transportation alternatives in the US and to address the basic transportation needs of isolated communities around the world. We do this by building bamboo bicycles, and for each bicycle that we sell, we will provide a bicycle for someone in impoverished areas of the world.
Rachel: What is your favorite Jewish holiday?
Matt: Rosh Hashanah
Rachel: What is your favorite Jewish food?
Matt: My Mom’s Challah.
Rachel: Who is the coolest Jew?
Matt: A lot of people like Abraham and Jesus, but I’d take Natalie Portman over them any day.
Rachel: Finish the sentence: When the Jews gather…
Matt: …there will probably be food.