Hannah is a Vermont native, raised on a small homestead with cows and chickens, and the forest as her playground. Throughout her education, two things were always clear: nature is the best classroom and someday she wanted to be a teacher. Hannah studied environmental science, creative writing, and education at Middlebury College in Vermont, graduating in January of 2016. At Middlebury, she was able to spend many hours student teaching in local elementary classrooms, and worked closely with Bill McKibben to write a creative thesis on teachers’ efforts to bring education for sustainability into their public school classrooms. After graduating, Hannah found her way to the Monterey Bay area and to MEarth. Teaching at the habitat has been a meaningful way to bring together these threads in her life and share them with her new community. Hannah is continually inspired by the magic that this place has to offer and the strengths of her coworkers!
In her free time, Hannah enjoys bringing out her creative side through poetry, drawing, painting, and video production. She loves to cook, bake, and wander through local farmers markets. Hiking and exploring her new home on the west coast is also a great source of joy!