Matthew Vollrath initially wanted to be a screenwriter, until he saw Hollywood from the inside. He decided to move into journalism. So far, the pursuit of telling true, impactful stories has him hooked. After graduating from Stanford University in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, he wrote for The Almanac, the local paper for his hometown of Menlo Park, California, where he got to cover everything from cyber security to open space preservation, and to the “real” founders of Tesla. Through the Stanford Journalism Program, he hopes to focus on new ways of telling what he sees as the greatest story of our time: the climate crisis.
Matthew Vollrath, MA Class of 2020 Stanford Journalism