Matt Wolpe teaches Carpentry and Digital Fabrication at Laney College in Oakland, CA. Matt is particularly interested in applying design, construction and education towards social and environmental responsibility. After completing undergraduate work at The Evergreen State College, Matt went on to work with a variety of nonprofits and organizations that combine hand craft with a social mission, including a fellowship with Designcorps in Mississippi building relief structures after hurricane Katrina and an apprenticeship at Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Vermont. Matt moved out to the bay area in 2008 to work as a studio manager at The Crucible in Oakland, where he still teaches classes. Matt also worked as a Design Specialist at UC Berkeley’s Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation and started the Shop Program at Berkeley High School. Matt also co-authored the book ‘Reinventing the Chicken Coop.’ Currently, in addition to teaching at Laney, Matt is the founder of PRACTICE Community Design/Build in Oakland CA.