get to know the board and support the Annual scholarship fund

Our final board member and long standing devote to the Metro NYC Illini club, Hamish.

We are continuing into the month of August to raise money for the scholarship fund and prepare for our first Tailgate of the football season! Donate today! 

Name:  Hamish de Freitas

Board Title/Position: Board member (Past - President, Vice President, Scholarship Committee Chair)

Graduation Year and Program: 1999 ACCY

Company Name: Deloitte

Company Title: Partner

How long have you lived in NYC?  I currently live in NJ and have been living there since graduating with the exception of three years living in Tokyo.

Why did you decide to move to NYC? I grew up in NJ before going to U of I and always felt attracted to NYC and wanted to work there after graduating.

What is your favorite part about living in NYC?  I love the vibe of the people and the city itself!  There's never a dull moment and always a new place to check out.

What is your best UIUC memory? Meeting new people every fall after coming back from summer break.  

Why are you on the Metro NYC Illini board?  I want to be able to give back to the university, alumni and community that has given me so many memories.