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Matthew Trujillo

Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives

Strategic Initiatives
Portrait of Matthew Trujillo


Matt serves as the Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives for Catalyst California where he develops and manages organization-wide campaigns and initiatives. In his role, he works with Catalyst California staff across the organization and community stakeholders to develop and implement policy frameworks, advocacy campaigns, and cross-programmatic initiatives. Before joining Catalyst California, Matt was a program officer in the Research-Evaluation-Learning unit at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation where he developed and managed research and program grants to advance health equity across the U.S. Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona; Matt attended Arizona State University where he received a bachelor’s degree. He received a Ph.D. in Psychology and Social Policy from the Psychology Department and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and a Certificate in Core Public Health Concepts from the University of North Carolina.