Matthew is an educator and artist originally from South Texas. By day, he runs the Dance & Yoga Program at Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts in Providence, RI - a public charter school for grades 7-12. By night, he works as a practicing artist, coordinates community restorative yoga programs, and teaches Theatre in the Rhode Island Prison. Garza enjoys facilitating workshops on Art, Oppression, Mindfulness, and Raising Youth Voice at conferences and in professional development settings. He graduated from Brown University and New York University, where he studied the history of education, teaching, and performance art.