BA Candidate – Education, Human Rights, and Chinese Studies
A native of Dallas, Texas, Hannah moved to NYC to pursue a concentration that involves education, human rights, and Chinese studies. Her interests lie in literacy; issues with standardized testing; gender, racial, and economical equality in educational institutions; and empowering individuals through their own writing. At Gallatin, Professor George Shulman’s American Narratives I and Professor Scott Hightower’s Advanced Poetry Writing showed her the power of language, representation, and the value of the classroom community. Hannah’s First-Year Interdisciplinary Seminar engaged her in texts about Chinese immigration history and allowed her to look closely at the impact of immigration on adult literacy. In the summer of 2014, through the China Gallatin Fellowship, Hannah studied at NYU Shanghai and worked toward the completion of her minor in Mandarin. While she was abroad, she taught English and public speaking at a middle school in Guangzhou, China. In the fall of 2015, she will take the course Literacy in Action, in which she and her fellow students will volunteer as tutors at adult literacy centers around New York City. Hannah’s experience working on the management team at NYU’s newspaper, Washington Square News, has allowed her to encourage others to write and help to create a community of writers.