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Matt Herceg '07 Named Watson Fellow
Will Study Film and Football Mythopoeia

Matt Herceg '07Matt Herceg '07 is one of only fifty college seniors nationwide to receive the prestigious Watson Fellowship, which funds a year of travel and independent inquiry. Matt is Pitzer’s 26th Watson Fellow. His project’s title is "Film and football Mythopoeia: Capturing/Creating the Beautiful Game."

Herceg, a native of California, is a Media Studies major who plans on attending graduate school in journalism/film with long-term plans of being an independent media maker or an alternative media theatre owner.

Herceg will complete his Watson in Denmark, Brazil, Argentina, Ghana, Austria and Switzerland. He participated in the Pitzer in China study abroad program where he lived with his host family at the PKU Medical School campus.

While at Pitzer, Herceg has participated in intramural soccer, LA FREEWAVES, and served as an Intercollegiate Media Studies Liaison. He has also worked in the Office of Public Relations at Pitzer as a video producer/editor.