Mathilda Shepard

Newman Family Jefferson Fellow
McLean, Virginia
B.A. University of Virginia (2015)
M.A. University of Virginia (2018)
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese


Mathilda Shapard a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Spanish at the University of Virginia. She is the recipient of the Wyatt Scholarship for Distinguished Students in Hispanic Studies, and the International Rescue Committee Outstanding Service Award. She is also the author of three peer-reviewed journal articles. Mathilda received both her B.A. and M.A. in Spanish from the University of Virginia and she is Phi Beta Kappa.

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