Matilda is in her fifth year of a combined Arts (Political Science) Law degree at the Australian National University. During her time at ANU, she has won numerous prizes in law, as well as scholarships and travel grants to study overseas at Yale University, Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana in Indonesia, Sciences Po Paris and at the European Academy in Germany. Matilda has worked as a research assistant for several academics at the ANU College of Law and completed legal clerkships at both the Australian Government Solicitor and a commercial law firm, Matilda currently volunteers at the ACT's Women's Legal Centre.