Fellow:Matilde Patrignani

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Matilde Patrignani
School (Cohort)
University of Twente (2023 cohort)
Majoring in
Civil Engineering
The Netherlands


Matilde Patrignani was born and raised in France until her early teenage years, she then moved to Spain where she finished school. Now doing her degree in Civil Engineering in The University of Twente in The Netherlands, she is interested in sustainability and equality.She is driven to lead change to achieve a safe future for our planet and the people living on it.

She is also a big sports enthusiast, especially basketball that she played for most of her life. Matilde's ultimate drive is the need to understand the world that surrounds her in as much details possible. Always questioning her surroundings and researching about new topics she participated in the European Youth Parliament (EYP) debate competition during her last year of high school.

She is now focusing aside from her studies on learning about human psychology and behavior, not only to gain knowledge but also to better support the people surrounding her and herself.


2017: U-15 Women's National Basketball team

2020-2022: Student Council Member at Caxton College

2021: EYP Member

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