Matilda has a first-class English Literature degree from The University of Sussex. At university, she volunteered with Role Models and Politics in Education; youth projects aiming to empower the voices of young people on issues of gender, mental wellbeing and politics. Matilda also spent a year at Háskóli Íslands in Reykjavík studying modern Icelandic politics, renewable energy and the sociology of women’s movements.
After graduating, Matilda relocated to Athens and volunteered with Khora Community Centre and Victoria Social Centre, where she taught English and provided childcare to refugees and homeless people.
Matilda is compelled to grassroots activism and has spent lots of her youth demonstrating, fundraising, occupying and canvassing. Now, Matilda is keen to channel this energy into social entrepreneurship and innovation, to create a positive, tangible impact on people’s lives.
In her spare time, Matilda enjoys working on her novel, taking photographs, cooking for others and going to exhibitions.