Motivational Speaker & Blind Athlete:Three-time World Gold Medalist in Jiu Jitsu
“Don’t stop when you are tired. Stop when you are finished...I am not finished yet.”
Jeff Mata is a San Diego-born and raised motivational speaker, athlete, business professional, and advocate for an equal educational environment for students with disabilities. Faced with a complete loss of sight 10 years ago, he has accomplished more than one could imagine. Jeff graduated from California State University San Marcos with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Management. While working on his undergraduate, he mentored other students on campus through a life and leadership program known as the Tukwut Leadership Circle. His ability to guide and motivate others became a valuable asset to his career in motivational speaking. Not only does he empower one through speaking, but Jeff is an established athlete in the Sport Jiu Jitsu International Federation. He is a three-time World Gold Medalist and continues to compete against athletes who are able-bodied. His journey in a fast-paced world with lack of perception has inspired a countless number of individuals and he is just getting started.