Matthew McDonald

Previous Experience
  • Progam Assistant, at the Central Asia Program (CAP)
  • Program Assistant, at the Program on New Approaches to Research and Security in Eurasia (PONARS Eurasia)
  • Intern, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor at the U.S. State Department
  • Intern, at the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom
Thought Leadership
  • "Not all PEPs are created equal", Citizenship By Investment Magazine, March 2018 (with Thomas Anthony)
Languages
  • Russian (working proficiency)
  • Bulgarian (fluent)

Matthew McDonald

Research Manager

Matt is a Research Manager based in Exiger’s Silver Spring office.

Matt joined Exiger from The George Washington University, where he worked as a program assistant for the Central Asia Program (CAP) and the Program on New Approaches to Research and Security in Eurasia (PONARS Eurasia). In these roles he provided research, logistical, planning, and operational support to GWU faculty and visiting scholars from Europe, Central Asia, and the post-Soviet space.

Earlier, Matt was an intern at the U.S. State Department's bureau of democracy, human rights, and labor, and at the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. He also studied in Moscow, Russia and volunteered in Bulgaria.

Matt is a certified anti-money laundering specialist with the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists. He received an M.A. in European and Eurasian Studies from George Washington University and a B.A. in European Studies from Brigham Young University.

  • George Washington University, M.A.
  • Brigham Young University, B.A.
  • Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)