Matt Morris graduated in 2009 and attended Texas Christian University. While at Legacy, Morris participated in theater and helped found the improv troupe, Mission Improvable.
What have you done after high school?
“After high school, I attended Texas Christian University and studied theatre,” Morris said. “Courses included scenic design, directing, playwriting and screenwriting. I loved my time in college and recommend TCU to anyone that can make it happen. Shortly after school, I got married to fellow Legacy alum, Sophie Smith, now Sophie Lee Morris. After that, I worked for the College Advising Corps at Seguin high school. There, I helped juniors and seniors develop plans to get to college by finding schools that suited them and signing them up for the ACT and SAT. We moved to NYC in 2014 and we’ve been living the life ever since”
What did you participate in high school?
I participated in every Legacy theatre show and was also one of the founding members of the improv troupe, Mission Improvable.
What made you want to do what you are doing now?
“I currently work for Blue Apron in New York City because I care about our food system and also believe that cooking together is an important life skill and bonding event,” Morris said. “Also, New York is very expensive, so paying the bills while my wife pursues her dreams is all I’ve ever wanted.”
What did you learn/experience in high school affect you in college and beyond?
“I learned to be a part of a team in high school,” Morris said. “To me, developing people and interpersonal skills has done much more for me than remembering who the 5th president was, or how to determine the angles of a triangle. Learn to love people and learn to communicate and you will do very well in life, no matter what you choose to do.”
Explain your job now, what you are doing, different aspects of your job.
“I currently work as a development specialist at Blue Apron,” Morris said. “I coach customer service agents on how to improve their skills and remain personable. I also create learning content for them, so they don’t forget important information.”
What are your plans for the future?
“Hopefully I will continue to progress in Blue Apron and move to departments where I can help the company grow,” Morris said. “I’ve also gotten back into writing plays and screenwriting. In addition to that, I host two podcasts that I would love to pursue long term, Rewind Cinema and The Ghost Light.”
What is your advice to current high schoolers?
“Approach the next steps of your life with an open mind,” Morris said. “Your parents, advisers, and some teachers, may encourage you to have everything planned out going forward. While you should have a vague idea of your interests, and you should be preparing to find a college that suits your interests, never close an open door. If you think you’re great at ‘x’ and someone you trust says you might be better at ‘y,’ maybe consider trying out y for a bit.”