Sullivan Leadership Award

Matthew Chesnut

About Matthew Chesnut

Matthew Chesnut graduated from Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose, CA. He was student body president and fulfilled his campaign goal to move his school towards “sweatshop free” by promoting non-sweatshop apparel to the athletic department and the campus store. Matt was a journalist for the year book, member of the Gay-Straight Alliance and served on the Sustainability leadership team, monitoring its Facebook page. He taught English to refugees, delivered groceries to the elderly poor and coached Little League and a Special Olympics basketball team. Matt Joined service-learning trips to El Salvador and Mexico and served as a delegate to the Ignatian Family Teach-in for Justice in Washington, DC.

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Matthew Chesnut


San Jose, CA

High School:
Bellarmine College Preparatory

International Studies