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Matt Portillo
Worked at frog design inc.
Attended The University of Texas at Austin
Lives in Guatemala City, Guatemala
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Cause I don't give a --, obviously. Just take what I want... 
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"Whenever I’m tempted by the notion that humans are rational beings, carefully evaluating the world and acting in ways that maximize our happiness, I think of our meager immigration policies. For me, it’s close to proof that we are, collectively, still jealous, nervous creatures, hoarding what we have, afraid of taking even the most promising risk, displaying loyalty to our own tribe while we stare, suspiciously, at everyone else."

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/29/magazine/debunking-the-myth-of-the-job-stealing-immigrant.html

#immigration #immigrationreform
Even those of us who favor a path to citizenship are not going far enough, because we are mired in zero-sum thinking.
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Had a great time working with all these fine folks! 
 
For the second year in a row, the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala picked Champions in Action to help host soccer clinics with professional American athletes and hundreds of Guatemalan youth around the country.

http://www.championsinaction.org/blog/2015/when-pro-athletes-come-to-visit
For the second year in a row, the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala picked Champions in Action to help host soccer clinics with professional American athletes and hundreds of Guatemalan youth around the country.  
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Old Town Lewisville Boot Repair
111 W Main St, Lewisville, TX 75057, United States
These guys are great. I needed my boots fixed in a hurry, and they delivered -- and fast! The guy at the front is really friendly too. I'll definitely go back next time I need shoe repair.
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Very cool. Don't doubt your potential.
 
You'll never guess what one kid said to his mentor after one year of meeting once a week. Find out in this great column about the value of #mentoring in young child's life. 

(via the Seedling Foundation and Ken Herman of the Austin American-Statesman)
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Check out and follow the nonprofit I work for! By using soccer, we connect Guatemalan youth with life-changing mentors.
Connecting disadvantaged youth to life-changing mentors through soccer // Conectando a jóvenes en situaciones desfavorables con mentores que impactarán sus vidas a través del Fútbol
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Not bad. After four and a half years with the old site, we're moving on up.
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When a nearby volcano erupts, sending light ash raining down on the city, and making your bike ride home a little more, umm...complicated. ‪#‎GuatemalaProblems‬ #Guatemala
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This is a cool project! I'm district 5, South Austin. No surprises there. 
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If you're wondering why in the world I swam across a lake (or just want to see more pictures of it), click here: http://www.championsinaction.org/blog/2014/just-keep-swimming 
It was my first experience swimming for distance on open water, rather than in a pool. There were no walls, no quick turns, and no ground to stand on. Just stroke after stroke, straight toward the horizon.
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Still looking for a job after #graduation? How about getting paid to live in #Guatemala and work for a Christian #nonprofit organization? +Champions in Action is seeking a Digital Media and Content Intern.

More info here: http://www.championsinaction.org/careers/digital-media-and-content-intern
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Content production and curation. Digital and print. Storytelling. Journalism. Marketing. The lines blur.
Employment
  • frog design inc.
    Marketing Intern, 2011 - 2011
  • Texas Music magazine
    Correspondent, 2011 - 2013
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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Austin, TX - Coppell, TX
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Live wildly.
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Restless adventurer. Texan. Writer and editor. Marketer/storyteller for Champions in Action. Alum of The University of Texas at Austin. Redeemed child of the risen Lord.
Education
  • The University of Texas at Austin
    Rhetoric and Writing, 2007 - 2012
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September 9
These guys are great. I needed my boots fixed in a hurry, and they delivered -- and fast! The guy at the front is really friendly too. I'll definitely go back next time I need shoe repair.
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