Matt Nelson

Matt Nelson is the Colombian-born, Midwest-raised Executive Director of Presente.org, the nation’s largest online Latinx organizing group, which advances social justice through technology, media, and culture. Before his work at Presente.org, Matt was the Organizing Director at ColorOfChange.org and cofounded several worker-owned cooperatives in multiple Midwestern cities. He is a seasoned campaign strategist who has won dozens of local and national campaigns and a skilled community organizer who has trained thousands of activists. He was recently featured in the first major book on the Ferguson Uprising, entitled Ferguson is America: Roots of Rebellion, FergusonAmerica.com. He also contributed to the book Welcome to the Revolution: Universalizing Resistance for Social Justice and Democracy in Perilous Times.

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