Matt Ciszek has served on the NWPA Pride Alliance Board since 2023. Matt grew up in Buffalo, NY and graduated from the University at Buffalo with a BA in English Literature and a Master of Library Science degree. He is currently the Library Director at Penn State Behrend and a faculty member in the Penn State University Libraries. He has been involved in a number professional organizations, including on the Rainbow Round Table of the American Library Association, one of the oldest LGBTQ+ professional organizations in the country. Matt lives in Erie with his husband and two dogs, and enjoys photography, travel, theater, and learning new languages in his free time.