As our tabling coordinator, Hilaria is often leading our group with her own bright thoughts and ideas. We are so thankful to have her in our group for another year, and to be able to benefit from her kind attitude and fantastic mind!

What do you do regularly to relieve stress? 

Meditation in bed before I sleep helps me deal with stress. I enjoy being completely alone and within myself for those fe12ApREUs2RyNNCM2cI00xmf7n24yt2eWjqugd2gHX6UTbFKDhD-xLdOWgIa8od8IUBkXnTZVch0A25o-1ug3V23puM8TgrOfplazMUZandC91T-fZmuUCDMiURzFnXNenmQcqZr1w minutes of complete non-judgment and deep breathing. At first it was difficult to focus my thoughts inwards since my mind tends to wander all over the place. Stopping to address and thank my mind for working the way it does helped me feel comfortable in my own silence. I still get distracted sometimes, but practice helps!

Tell us about something you’re passionate about outside of school (e.g., clubs, hobbies, interests, volunteering, activities, etc.)

I am passionate about my communities and the future. I like to try new things that allow me to learn more about myself and my surroundings, whether that be through music, connecting with people or nature, eating, dancing, writing, etc. I am passionate about shaping my own future and in turn shaping the future of my communities.

If you could share one thing that you’d like your peers to know about CAPS, what would it be?

CAPS is here for YOU. It is centered around students and student mental health needs. College is stressful and It’s okay to ask for help. CAPS is completely confidential and free so if you’re even a little bit curious, try it out.

Hilaria is a fourth year Psychology major with a History of Conciousness Minor and she is affiliated with College Nine