Hannah Foster was born and raised in Ithaca, NY. She graduated from New York University in 2011 with a major in Environmental Studies and a minor in Politics. Hannah moved to Port Angeles, Washington in 2012 to serve as an AmeriCorps tutor and mentor to at-risk elementary school students and moved to Seattle, WA after her term of service was completed. She will be graduating from the University of Washington in 2015 with a Masters in Teaching. With her masters she will be certified to instruct secondary Social Studies, as well as English Language Learning. Hannah has a deep interest in issues of inequality, social justice, and public policy in the United States. As a future Social Studies teacher, Hannah plans to encourage critical thinking and empathy in her students, and looks forward to teaching about the struggles, triumphs, and contributions of historically marginalized peoples in her curriculum. Hannah is most excited about the prospect of teaching Human Geography, Government, and United States History classes, and incorporating black history into all three.