Get to Know Housing Staff: Matt Hummer

Portrait of Matt Hummer and friendsWhat is your name and how long have you been in your current position?

Matt Hummer – 2 years in August.

What is your current role in University Housing?

Assistant Building Supervisor – MOSS (Merit, Ogg, Smith, Susan B. Davis)

How long have you been with University Housing? Other positions on campus?

Almost two years. This is my first/only position on campus.

What do you do on a typical day in your job?

I am based in Smith Hall on the 1st floor, but I assist the MOSS staff & residents as needed.

What is your favorite thing about working with students who are living on campus?

I get to live vicariously through them and remember my “glory days” as an undergrad at Penn State.

What is a past accomplishment that you’re proud of?

I was part of the opening management team of a brand new hotel in midtown Manhattan.

What is a secret talent that your coworkers may not know about?

I completed several classes/seminars on wine tasting & food pairings.

Where did you grow up?

DuBois, Pennsylvania

Where is your favorite place in the world?

My sofa after work

What are you passionate about?

Hospitality/Travel & Tourism

What is your favorite TV show, movie, or book?

Top Chef & competitive cooking shows, anything streaming free on a 2+ hour flight, The Girl With All the Gifts (the last novel selected for my since disbanded book club)

What is your favorite family/home tradition?

Summer kick-off golf tournament in May with my cousin (attached photo – I’m in red shirt).

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