- M.A. Second Language Acquisition (Spanish), Kansas State University (2019)
- B.S. Spanish Education, Malone University (2009)
Originally from Northeast Ohio, Hannah began her career teaching elementary Spanish and occasionally art history at the secondary level. After four years, she relocated to Manhattan, Kansas to begin her M.A. in Second Language Acquisition in Spanish at Kansas State University. Through her coursework and teaching appointments in the Basic Language Program, she deepened her skill set and knowledge of foreign language pedagogy in areas such as teaching literature, providing oral and written feedback to students, and delivering language instruction that supports learners’ cognition. Additionally, she took advanced coursework related to Spanish language, linguistics, and culture, studying the history of Spanish, usage-based approaches to describing grammar, and contemporary issues in Latin America. She also completed original research on language variation and change, conducting a corpus-based diachronic study on the morphological variation of the Spanish Imperfect Subjunctive. In 2021, Hannah traveled to Montevideo, Uruguay as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant and worked with intermediate and advanced English classes at several high schools, a teacher preparation program at the Instituto Profesores Artigas, and the Universidad de Montevideo.