Hello. My name is Matthew A. Hausman.  I’ve had an extremely blessed life.  I grew up on the family farm in central Illinois; have worked as an aerospace engineer, a teacher, and a nonprofit executive,; and was fortunate enough to see the world!

I spent a year and a half travelling around the world, trying to work on different volunteer and service projects.  I used this website to document my experiences on that trip.

After returning to Champaign County in central Illinois, I was hired to run a local nonprofit, Feeding Our Kids, that serves weekend food bags to school children facing food insecurity all across Champaign County.

Then I ran a Quixotic campaign for the US Congress in the spirit of bipartisanship, and civility, and restoring the American Dream for everyone.

Currently, in that same spirit, I serve as the Illinois State Coordintaor for Braver Angels, a national nonprofit dedicated to bridging the partisan divide.

In addition to that and continuing to help on the family farm, I am looking to return to the aerospace industry and am currently looking for opportunities in that sector.  My CV is here if you are interested.  And here is my LinkedIn profile.

Current Update

While based in central Illinois, I am currently spending a few weeks traveling by train around the southeastern United States.  I plan on returning to Champaign in late January.

About Me

I grew up on a farm outside of the small village of Pesotum, Illinois, USA.  I have been fortunate to live in a few different places (Boulder, Colorado; Cork, Ireland; Los Angeles, California; and Bogotá, Colombia) and have a few different careers (Aerospace Engineer; Teacher; Coach; Farming; Nonprofit Management).  But I’ve always been curious as to what more there is out in the world.

I am currently based in Champaign, Illinois  after traveling around the world for a year and a half.

This website was mostly used as a compilation of that journey as well as future endeavors.


Planning a Trip Around the World – Part 3 – What to Expect

Taking a break from the political posts that have been my focus the past couple of months, I wanted to finally finish my 3-part series for those interested in a trip around the world, or at least a long-term trip abroad. To recap the first two installments: Part 1: The First Steps (Start research; Formulate …

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