Hannah graduated from American University’s School of International Service in May 2016, earning a B.A. in International Studies. There she developed a thematic specialization in global security and a geographic specialization in Western Europe. In addition to her time at American University, she spent six months abroad at the University of Oxford studying British political history. As a capstone to her degree, she wrote her undergraduate thesis on the use of hockey diplomacy during the Cold War.
Hannah also pursued her interest in international relations through a variety of professional experiences. She completed internships with the Louisville Historical Museum, where she researched World War I veterans, and with the law firm Thompson Hine LLP, where she supported the International Trade practice group. After graduating, she spent time with the non-profit the American Friends of Jamaica, assisting with development initiatives and communications strategies.