Elyse Hiller

(Photos by Andrea Hahn)

May 30, 2012

Ten Questions With ... Elyse Hiller

Job on campus and department you work in: Financial Aid Advisor, Office of Financial Aid


How long at SIU Carbondale: 5 1/2 years


Hometown:  Northbrook, Ill.

When you were a youngster, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a nurse.


If you could choose another profession, what would it be and why? I would be a lawyer, because I like having the opportunity to build and support arguments.


What is one random fact about you? I walked 36 miles in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer fundraiser to help raise money to fight breast cancer.


What three things are at the top of your bucket list? The top of my bucket list was to receive my master’s degree, and I accomplished that on May 12, 2012.  Other things on the list are: travel the world, and I would love to win the Lottery to support my travel.


What is your favorite way to spend a day? Lying on the beach all day.


If you could take a photograph of your life, what would the picture be? My family.


What is the best advice you ever received? Always work hard and put your best effort forward, and someday you will be rewarded for your dedication.


Favorite TV show (still running or ended): Grey’s Anatomy.


What is your pet peeve? People who are rude and disrespectful.


What would you like your gravestone to say about you? She was a loving mother, daughter, sister, and friend.