Eliza is most inspired by the kids she met at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center – they are her “why.” As a patient at Connecticut Children’s when she was 12 months old, she dedicates her time as a titleholder making sure patients feel like the princesses and superheroes they are. Having grown up in the Miss America Organization, Eliza has been mentored by numerous Miss Connecticut titleholders, and to finally join the sisterhood is truly a dream. She is Connecticut born and raised (Go Huskies!), but spent her summers growing up in Mississippi (Go Dawgs!). What makes her feel most lucky is coming from a family rooted in love.