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Matt Fortney

Matt completed a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering in 1997.  He worked for the Illinois Department of Transportation, managing reconstruction projects in Chicago, Illinois from 1998-2000.  He then entered Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and completed a master’s degree in Environmental Geotechnical Engineering in 2001.  He specialized in groundwater contamination modeling.  Upon completing the masters, he worked for the City of Chicago Department of Environment as a project manager.  Some of his projects included construction of a rooftop garden, conversion of a maintenance yard into a public park, and environmental investigations for reconstruction of some of Chicago’s public housing projects.  In 2003, Matt entered Northwestern University School of Law and will graduate in 2006.