by birth, Matthew John Ingrasci grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. He
attended high school at Nazareth Academy, and after graduating,
continued his education at Saint Louis University where he earned a B.S.
in Biology with Honors. After graduation,
Matt held several jobs before returning to school to complete his
Masters degree. His passion for herpetology, which began at a very
early age, led him to pursue a career in the field of Biology. Matt
plans to use his talents any way he can to make a living
and continue research in herpetology as time and resources permit.