Matthew Whitney Day manages outreach and special projects for the Louisiana Office of Cultural Development. Born in Thibodaux and raised in Ascension Parish, Day revels in the inimitable culture of Louisiana. He now calls the state capital home and looks forward to graduating from LSU with a master’s degree in public administration in December 2014. He has special interests in fashion, soul music and big cities—especially New York, the only place outside Louisiana he’s ever lived. Most of all, he loves having fun with his family and friends as often as possible—good food and good beer being essential. Day can be reached at [email protected].