Hilda grew up in the Uptown neighborhood on the Northside of Chicago. From a young age, Hilda was an avid reader and frequently visited her local city library branch. Through her love of reading and recognition of the value knowledge carries, Hilda received a B.A. in English Literature from Northeastern-Illinois University in 2013. Currently, Hilda is pursuing a Masters Degree in Library Science at UW-Milwaukee. For the past three years, Hilda has worked as a library assistant in the children’s department of Oak Park and Evanston Public Library, respectively. This first year at Roycemore is Hilda’s first year as a school librarian. Hilda is mother to alumna Alanis who belongs to the Class of 2018.
I chose children’s librarianship because I feel it’s the area where I can make the greatest impact on children’s lives. To put the right book, in the right hands, at the right time is, I feel, one of the most important things one can do for a child.
Roycemore has given my daughter opportunities neither of us could have imagined and welcomed us into their family. I hope to support Roycemore’s mission as a faculty member and help students and families in similar ways that my daughter and I have been supported in the past.