Hannah’s work in Honduras began in the mountains outside of Zambrano at a women’s college called The Leadership Center. Focused on business & micro-finance, TLC supports students towards creating sustainable economic opportunities in their communities. While developing curriculum & teaching classes in communication & community research, Hannah fell in love with Honduras.
Previously, she taught English/Language Arts at a junior high outside of Seattle for six years. A national board certified teacher, she collaboratively analyzed, developed, & adopted a district-wide ELA curriculum focused on improving learning outcomes among under-privileged students. Additionally, she trained teachers in instructional best-practices for effective curricular implementation.
In Seattle, she also served on the leadership teams of two NGO’s that serve street-involved youth. She gained experience in case-management, small-group trauma counseling, & volunteer-team management, while also experimenting with poetry- therapy classes in King County Juvenile Detention Center.
With a BA in Education & English & an MA in International Community Development, Hannah brings a passion for educational access, instructional excellence, & sustainable development to her role as BECA’s In-Country Director.

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