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Margot Mathieu, Marist ‘14

close up photo of Margot smiling into the camera. She is wearing tortoise shell glasses, and a fuschia scarf.

Margot majored in History and is now a history consultant.

What has your career path been to this point?

I recently completed a Masters in History at McGill University. I am currently working as a historical consultant, developing a heritage trail in the Hudson Valley.

Can you share an experience/memory from your time at HRVI that stands out as meaningful?

I think the work I was able to do with primary documents in public-facing digital archives has helped shaped my understanding of public history work. I have been interested in how to make historical documents and interpretation more accessible to the general public since I left Marist.

How has your experience at HRVI helped you advance your education and/or professional pursuits since graduating from Marist?

I think my experience at HRVI was integral to getting my current position.

As HRVI celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2022, do you have any advice for future HRVI interns based on your time at HRVI and your experience in your professional field?

The field of public history is so vast and interesting. This is the perfect opportunity to be creative and think about what the Hudson Valley means to American History as a whole and how to get more people invested in historical study.

*note from staff: check out Margot's website about her work as a Public Historian and be sure listen to an episode of The BabaYaga Project!