Matilda Schieren

Senior Content Strategist

Matilda Schieren

As a senior content strategist, Matilda works with the firm’s enterprise software and professional services clients to plan and develop powerful content. 

With expertise in quantitative research and media relations, Matilda believes in the power of data to tell clients’ most compelling stories. She collaborates with the PR and Digital teams to create white papers, reports, bylines and other thought leadership assets that help B2B companies grow. 

Matilda joined Walker Sands in 2012. Prior to helping establish the agency’s embedded content role, she managed media relations for a number of technology clients including CompTIA, a leading nonprofit trade association for the IT industry. 

Matilda graduated summa cum laude from Villanova University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in communication. 

She anxiously awaits a time when Wawa expands to the Midwest, and the federal government dedicates a national holiday to Terry Gross. 

Q&A with Matilda Schieren

One thing people wouldn't know about you is:

I never learned to ride a bike (oops).

What TV or movie character best exemplifies you and why?

Kat Stratford from 10 Things I Hate About You, because I just want to listen to 90s music and brood.

The funniest thing to ever happen to you at Walker Sands was______.

When I pretended to have left something in the office just so I could come back and catch a glimpse of Rahm Emanuel eating soup next door.

What is your favorite place in Chicago that isn't a typical tourist destination?

Margie's Candies for all of the ice cream.

What is the most exciting or inspiring project you've worked on at Walker Sands?

Planning the first Walker Sands "Meals from the Heart" event at the Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children's.

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