Lilly Freemyer

My name is Lilly Freemyer and I am a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, studying Political Science. I am from Washington, D.C., where I was raised in an Episcopalian home. My religion was pressed upon me as a young child, but when I started attending an Episcopalian school at the age of nine, my faith journey was primarily left up to myself. In high school, I served as an acolyte at the Washington National Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, where, I would argue, my personal faith and my curiosity about other faith traditions expanded. I pursued the CRGC Interfaith Fellows Program in light of my First Year Interest Group, which circled around the city of Jerusalem and the three major religions that coincide in that holy city. I am looking forward to engaging in this reciprocal program because I am anxious to learn from other participants, in addition to talking about my personal experiences.