My name is Rebecca Hill, and I have been an English teacher and college instructor since 2005 in California, the United Arab Emirates, and Connecticut. I graduated from New York University with a Bachelor’s degree in English and Psychology, then received a Master’s degree in English, Rhetoric and Composition from California State University. At present, I am a Bienecke Fellow at Yale University, and later this summer, I will be granted a PhD in English from the University of California, Los Angeles, where I specialized in Medieval Literature and Culture.
I love helping students devise a plan to reach their dreams. I taught A.V.I.D. (college preparation classes) in Los Angeles Unified School District and helped high school students, undergraduates, and adults apply to college and graduate programs at Atelier Tutors in Los Angeles for over six years. Additionally, I counseled prospective higher education students of all levels at the “I Have A Dream” Foundation and at the Center for Modern Languages. In the last year, I was honored to consult refugees in New Haven, CT, as they created a new life in America by continuing their education in engineering, law, nursing, teaching, and the arts (just to name a few fields of study!).
In my spare time, I participate in community creative writing groups and regularly perform as a classical soprano. As an avid traveler, I have been to almost 50 countries. I love learning a little bit of the language wherever I go, but my favorite part of traveling is sampling international desserts.