Hannah Scholl is from outside of Boston in Medfield, Massachusetts. She is a recent graduate of Oberlin College in Ohio, where she double majored in German and politics and minored in environmental studies. Through Oberlin, Hannah worked as an America Reads tutor, an Admissions Senior Fellow, politics research assistant, and German tutor and was a member of several choirs. She was also a student representative of Oberlin at the Athens Democracy Forum in association with the New York Times and was the chair of the Green EDGE Fund, a student board that finances and generates projects within the community that promote environmental sustainability. Passionate about pursuing a career in public policy, she has also interned for US and state representatives and at a non-profit think tank in Boston and volunteered with numerous campaigns.
Hannah’s love for the German language began in the seventh grade, when she chose to learn German over French to set herself apart from her friends, and the rest is history! After receiving a German National Honors Society study away scholarship and then having to leave her study away program after fewer than two weeks there, Hannah is especially thrilled at the opportunity to deeply explore and immerse herself in the Austrian language and culture, develop a more international perspective, and serve as a cultural ambassador from the US during a time of recent political turmoil.