Raised in Holderness, New Hampshire, Hannah Durnan graduated cum laude from Wellesley College in 2018, with a double major in English and psychology. As an undergraduate, she enjoyed volunteering in the Boston area and worked with Let’s Get Ready, a nonprofit serving high school students. Hannah plans to pursue graduate studies in counseling or social work after serving with Impact America.

What do you like to do for fun?
In my free time, I love to catch up with family and friends and explore new places. I grew up in the mountains so I enjoy running, hiking, and exploring the outdoors! I also enjoy reading, writing, and listening to podcasts.

What is your favorite quote from a book, film, or song?
“A word after a word after a word is power.” — Margaret Atwood
This quote reminds me of the empowerment we can find in telling our own stories and creating spaces for others to share theirs.

What was your most meaningful service experience or extracurricular activity in college and why?
During my junior year in college, I participated in a service retreat and delivered meals to people living with serious illness. Meeting and speaking with the recipients of the meals was one of the most rewarding service experiences I’ve had!