Matt Ribel first crafted viral messages while working alongside the world’s top viral scientists. At the Centers for Disease Control, he co-wrote the playbook that pushed $1.1 billion in Zika relief through a divided Congress and across President Obama’s desk.
After that, Matt joined Stacey Abrams’ gubernatorial campaign, drafting speeches and editorials for high-profile surrogates. He later spent time with the US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, writing for Senator Patty Murray as she led the national conversation on health care reform, universal child care, and reproductive justice.
At West Wing Writers, Matt works with Fortune 500 executives, humanitarian leaders, and political luminaries to articulate not just the “what” of their mission, but also the “why.”
Matt graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Emory University, where his coursework combined health policy and cultural anthropology.
Outside of the office, Matt can be found planning his next mountaineering trip, reading about famous fraudsters, and coaching youth lacrosse. A native Virginian, he now lives in Washington, DC.