Hannah’s teaching career started when she would play school with her younger sister by assigning her extra “lessons'' and “homework”. Since then her teaching experience spans four countries, multiple courses, and an array of teaching techniques. After graduating summa cum laude from Cornell University, with a degree in Economics and Urban Planning, she joined the Peace Corps where she taught math, technology and entrepreneurship classes. It was while teaching in the Peace Corps that Hannah discovered her love for making mathematics accessible and exciting for all students.
Upon returning from the Peace Corps, Hannah earned a Master’s in Education from American University and taught for four years in D.C. Public Schools. While living in DC she participated in both the Hollyhock Fellowship at Stanford as well as the Leading Educators Fellowship. She has also lived abroad in Kosovo and Malawi where she has continued to teach Middle and Secondary math. Her commitment as a teacher is to expose students to rich problem-solving activities that encourage them to make connections and engage in mathematical discourse. She particularly enjoys working with students who may feel discouraged in a traditional math classroom. She is determined to help students develop strong conceptual understandings of the material and practice foundational skills.
When Hannah is not working with her students, she is having fun with her own two boys. Hannah’s perfect day involves spending time with her family outside, eating good food, and maybe conquering a challenging math puzzle.