Matthew Oey is a Modern European History major at the School of General Studies. He grew up between Singapore and rural Vermont. After high school, he served two years in the Singapore Armed Forces as a Sergeant in Infantry Reconnaissance and later as an Intelligence Specialist. His research interests include the intersection between collective memory and historiography, particularly in relation to the rise of popular militarist cultures in the 20th century. He is also a writer at the Undergraduate Law Review and a fellow at the Columbia History Lab. Outside of school, Matthew loves backcountry skiing, calisthenics, and geeking out at the MET.