My name is Carly Hoss and I am the Experiential Learning Coordinator for UHart Hillel. I’m also super excited to become a Hawk myself this fall when I start my graduate studies in Elementary Education! I can’t wait to be a part of this wonderful student community & the greater campus.
So about myself: I grew up in Cromwell, CT, grew up in synagogue life in Middletown,CT and went on for my undergraduate degree at University of Connecticut at the Storrs branch. I studied Human Development & Family Studies and loved dabbling in English lit classes and American Sign Language. I officially became third generation Hillel when I went to UConn. (Fun facts: My grandfather had to pay dues back in the day to belong to his Hillel at Ryder College in the 1940s, and my mom’s hair was the definition of the 1980s in her photos at UConn.) I studied, noshed, and essentially lived in my Hillel all four years of college being on the student board, then becoming student president, and then becoming the Jewish Education Intern my senior year.
Post graduation I worked many awesome, unique jobs ranging from camp to group home to public adjustment firm to synagogue, and now finally landed in a place where I know even more about myself, my passions, and the next phase of life. It was always my goal to be a Hillel professional and to go back to school and now I can incorporate my passions into one place, which is the University of Hartford. I am very blessed.
My Jewish identity has been forever changing and dynamic, thanks to my experiences in education at synagogues, UConn Hillel, founding the Moishe House in West Hartford, along with attending Jewish conferences from one coast of the country to the other, that I am now ready to embrace all the passion & fun that comes with UHart Hillel.