Hannah served as a district Healthy Schools coordinator in Guatemala from 2017-2020. During her two-year service, she worked with parents, teachers, principals, and other community actors to support the implementation of the national school feeding law, promoted health education best practices, and increased capacity in 26 elementary and preschools in a rural, indigenous Maya community.
During her first few months of her third year extension she was able to support the training of a new group of volunteers, designed and facilitated an in-service training for volunteers and their counterparts, and was in the process of creating a hybrid project design course as well as a qualitative evaluation training when her service was cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic. She also served as co-coordinator of the monitoring, reporting, and evaluation working group for her program, the coordinator for the student health promoters working group, and was a member of the Project Advisory Committee for the Healthy Schools project.
She has a background in health education, asset-based community development, and participatory project design which serve her well in her current position at Second Harvest Heartland as a child hunger specialist.
She was born and raised in the south metro and graduated from St. Kate's in 2017. In her free time she enjoys reading, baking, cross stitching, coaching and playing softball, and exploring her Northeast Minneapolis neighborhood. She’s excited to meet more of the MN RPCV community through serving on the board!