I came to New Haven in 2013 as a wide-eyed first year college student. I thought that as graduation approached I'd be ready to move on; instead, in my final year at Yale, I discerned a call to remain in New Haven and serve the place that I'd come to call home. Life at St. Hilda's House requires a burning away of the everyday business of college life and a focus on what's important: a deepening devotion to God through a life lived in service. I'm excited to spend this year getting to know and love more of my neighbors here in New Haven through my site placement at the Community Soup Kitchen, my volunteer work as a yoga teacher with 108 Monkeys, and my new home here at St. Hilda's House.
Eliza Robertson graduated from Yale with a B.A. in Theater Studies in 2018. She hails from Norman, Oklahoma, where she developed passions for indigenous peoples' rights and Sooner football. She has spent the last few years in New Haven learning how to fight for justice through faith and storytelling. After her year at St. Hilda's, she hopes to attend law school and pursue a career in the public interest.