Grand Rapids, Michigan
Hannah is a born and raised Michigander who loved growing up in the embrace of the Great Lakes State. Freshwater has been a part of her entire life’s journey, from Lake St. Clair where she spent her younger years, to Lake Michigan and the Grand River in her adulthood (her favorite Great Lake, though, will always be Superior).
Hannah comes to River Network after spending time working in environmental education and community outreach with various non-profit organizations across West Michigan, including West Michigan Environmental Action Council, Urban Roots Grand Rapids, Michigan League of Conservation Voters, and most recently Holland Board of Public Works. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Management from Grand Valley State University in 2016, and studied photography and communications while in school as well. Both areas of study have directed her professional trajectory into a career of making science accessible for her community and telling important stories. She’s excited to continue those journeys at River Network, further advancing her deep-rooted passion for protecting water.
In Hannah’s spare time, you can find her traveling all over Michigan to hike, bike, camp, and kayak; inventing vegan recipes in her kitchen; dancing at a studio, tumbling at her gym, or at the ballet barre; and cuddling with her two rescue bunnies: Buzz and Woody.