Matilda Ostow has lived in Philadelphia for six years, working in the humanities, health, and arts sectors. As an Associate at Fairmount, she supports the consultant teams with research and writing on a range of client projects. Matilda’s years of experience with project management, program coordination, and community-based arts administration serve her in approaching assignments methodically and creatively. She leverages her perspective from having worked inside nonprofit and community organizations in the Associate role, bringing empathy and insight to her client work. She is committed to deep listening, asking thoughtful questions, and relationship building.
Before joining Fairmount, Matilda managed a humanities certificate program and organized interdisciplinary events for nursing and medical students at Thomas Jefferson University. She served as transcriptionist for an oral history collection capturing the founding history of the bioethics field. Matilda has administered a range of arts projects and restored old books, including a 19th century whaling journal. She is a volunteer in the Woodlands Cemetery, tending to perennial flowers in a grave garden – a grave resembling a raised garden bed – for Hannah Hollis, who died in 1886.
- Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology and Environmental Studies, Wesleyan University
- Transcriptionist, Berman Institute of Bioethics, Johns Hopkins University
- Humanities Program Coordinator, Office of Student Life & Engagement, Thomas Jefferson University
- Production Assistant, Theater of Witness
- Book Restorer, Dave Donahue Book Restorations
“I try to approach work the way I approach gardening: give care and attention, assess individual needs, consider environmental contexts, and keep the larger picture in mind.”