Patrick Mateer graduated from Chapel Hill High School in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. In high school he ran the school garden for the Green Tigers environmental club, and was elected to the School Improvement Team. Mateer spends his summers as a camp counselor. He is pursuing a double major in Political Science and Economics with a minor in Math. At UNC, Mateer rows for the crew team. In his first year as a Bonner Leader, Mateer worked as an Afterschool Assistant at the Chapel Hill/Carrboro Human Rights Center, tutoring elementary school children. This year Mateer will enhance the Center’s programming by working as a Lead Volunteer Coordinator at Farmer Foodshare, running the organization’s Carrboro Market and training approximately 40 new volunteers. Volunteers will collect donations from farmers at the market over the weekend and distribute them among low-income families in Carrboro’s Abbey Court community. Under Mateer’s direction, volunteers will also collaborate with the Donation Station Director of Farmer Foodshare on ways to improve the Farmer’s Market.
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