Meet an Upper House Intern! Introducing Saron Setotaw

December 2, 2021

Upper House employs a multitalented group of interns every year to help host events, greet visitors, and assist with administration. We would like you to know a little bit about each of our young colleagues and to value them as much as we do. This week, meet Saron! 


Saron Setotaw is one of Upper House’s Hospitality Interns. A senior at UW-Madison, Saron is studying Social Welfare and Criminal Justice. She loves meeting people, and providing all things hospitality – from creating meticulous itineraries to forming intricate space layouts.  


We asked Saron— 


How has your spirituality changed since starting college? 

My faith in Jesus has grown in more ways than I could have imagined. Going into college, I would say that as much as I yearned for Christ and a relationship with God, I wasn’t ready or willing to commit and surrender my whole life to him, especially as a college student. It wasn’t until the end of my first year that I realized I didn’t want to live a life that didn’t fully rely on Jesus—because I had tried and it doesn’t compare. Realizing that He is better and sweeter changed everything, and has from that moment forward. 


What would be the top worship song in a playlist about your life? And why? 

I can’t decide on one worship song, so I’ll say two for different reasons- “For the One” by Jenn Johnson and Bethel and “Gratitude” by Brandon Lake. The first because it encompasses my daily pursuit of Jesus, and the desire to look, walk, and love like Him—in all of our deficiency—in the exact words I would use. The second because when I have that pursuit and desire, and still fall short, I step back and repeatedly land on the grace of God. And I quickly am realizing I’ll never, and often don’t, have the words to say thank you to Him. He’s so worthy and I’m left in awe of how faithful He’s been my whole life: this song captures that. 


If you had a side-hustle, what would it be? 

I’d be an editor/organizer/advisor for hire. I really like walking through things with people to learn what they need and to ask questions to help them think through ideas, especially if it has nothing to do with what I know or like! Or I’d do photography of people laughing and nature, exclusively. 


Be sure to say “hi” to Saron if you see her at Upper House—and thank her for her great work on our behalf. Next week we’ll introduce you to Claire Buckley, our other hospitality intern.