We are delighted to introduce you to our Upper House team, and this week we invite you to meet Eric Carlsson, the Director of our Fellows Program. The Upper House Fellows Program is for undergraduate and graduate students interested in growing in theological understanding and connecting their faith to their academic studies and sense of vocation. Eric’s vision for this program is evident both here and in this new video. 

Eric, how has your role at Upper House furthered your faith journey?

Working at Upper House has brought me into relationship with a great, diverse range of students and others in our community who are trying to figure out what it looks like to follow Jesus in their studies and work. It’s been a tremendous joy to get to interact with and learn from the high-caliber students in our Fellows Program, in particular. Experiencing their energy, authenticity, and seriousness about pursuing their faith and making a difference in the world challenges me to keep growing. 

What part of the Upper House project has intrigued/inspired you the most? 

Long before I came on staff, I was a big fan of Upper House’s work on the UW-Madison campus. This is an organization rooted in historic Christianity that doesn’t shy away from the most challenging and pressing issues of the day. I love that we value intellectual honesty and integrity and that we host conversations that bring together people from widely different backgrounds and perspectives. 

If you got your 15 minutes of fame, what would you choose to be famous for? 

Being a fluent speaker of Latin and classical Greek! 

Undergrad and grad students can start applying for the Fellows Program the week of March 28. Explore the program and see why Eric is so passionate about it! Next week, we will feature Kate Austin.