A Lehigh Valley native, Matt Trust is the Community Engagement and Communications Specialist at Leonard Parker Pool Institute for Health. After joining The Institute in October 2022, Matt began his tenure working in health communication following six years with Hershey Entertainment & Resorts as a Media Relations Coordinator. In his previous role, Trust garnered relationships with media outlets in the Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-York market, which often showcased Hershey as a tourist destination for sports and entertainment. Serving primarily the Hershey Bears hockey team sector of HE&R, Matt connected professional athletes with local community events such as hospital visits at Penn State Health Children's Hospital and classroom visits at the Milton Hershey School. Trust earned his Bachelor’s of Arts in Communication-Journalism, Public Relations in 2018 and Master’s of Science in Communication Strategies in 2020 from Shippensburg University. In his spare time, Matt is an avid New York sports fan and enjoys outdoor activities.