Hannah grew up a Florida Gator in Suwannee, GA, but quickly learned she bleeds red and black and has never looked back. She completed a gap year of community integration work in Chicago, IL before beginning her studies at the University of Georgia, holding a number of leadership positions in various campus organizations throughout her undergraduate career. Hannah served as Alpha Chi Omega’s Vice President of Risk Management, as well as the Chapter’s Greek Goes Green Officer of Sustainability. She was named treasurer of Sigma Iota Rho Honor Society for International Affairs, while remaining an active member of both the Order of Omega Greek Honor’s Society and the SPIA Student Union. Hannah sat on the executive board for Equip Athens Young Adult Ministry for three years, serving as President in her final year, and continues to volunteer as a Jeanette Rankin Foundation Scholarship Application reviewer.
For the past 5 years, Hannah also served as Executive Assistant Director for Universal Fiat, an Atlanta-based non-profit that takes high school and college-age women to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women each March, introducing them to systemic global issues and providing them a platform for action. Her experience with the UN prompted her internship with the International Rescue Committee’s Intensive Case Management Department in summer of 2019, providing case management services to refugee and asylee families with special needs.
Hannah graduated cum laude from UGA in May of 2020 with a Bachelor’s in International Affairs, and was named a Presidential Award of Excellence recipient. In tandem with her graduate studies, Hannah currently works as a Lab Manager for the SPIA Survey Research Center, while interning with the U.S. Commercial Service, conducting market research and assisting Senior International Trade Specialists with domestic export compliance procedure. She is set to graduate with her Master’s of International Policy this upcoming May, and will be interning with the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations in summer of 2021, conducting policy analysis and contributing to the Mission’s written releases. Assuming 2021 is less apocalyptic than 2020, Hannah hopes to enter the workforce through the non-profit sector, or consulting on international trade through the lens of human rights externalities.
Hannah’s primary research interests include peace studies, American foreign policy, and the impact of language and tone variations in codified human rights law on practical protections for vulnerable populations. She is fascinated by the affects of trade and sanction policy on a state’s human rights, and hopes to contribute to the development of best practices in this issue area.