Knox Grad Fights Ebola With IT

a-2014-10-02-berg-sjrFrom: State Journal Register (Springfield, IL) –

When there is danger, some people run from it. Others run toward it. (Knox College graduate) Matt Berg is one of the latter. Matt began the year in Libya, where his company, Ona, was using its software to assist in the accurate counting of votes in that country’s national election…

A couple of days ago, Matt landed in Monrovia, Liberia, which is pretty much the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak in Africa. This time, he and his company are working on behalf of the World Health Organization to help collect accurate data on what is happening…

(In) an e-mail Matt sent to his family while he was on his way to Liberia. Matt, a 1996 graduate of Springfield High School (also a 2000 graduate of Knox and recipient of a 2010 Knox Alumni Achievement Award), writes, “I’m going in though during a window where it is still relatively safe to go and when there still is a chance to potentially do something…” Read more…