Graduate, Professional Studies and Applied Communications
One of the most important ideals on our campus is cultural competence, and few know this more than graduate student Hannah Kassing. Striving to maintain her global citizenship, she has found countless opportunities to interact with people from all around the world. In early 2020, Hannah began a Study Away experience in Spain, which influenced her to join on as a student worker in the Education Abroad office where she can be found today, guiding her peers through the thrilling experience of international travel as well.
Hannah also loves serving the international community, both on and off campus, through a number of global-based nonprofits. During her sophomore year she got involved in International Fellowship, an international student group on campus where she regularly helps foster a friendly social environment for students to feel a home away from home.
Recently, Hannah was also involved in International Fellowship’s parent program, Project H.O.P.E., which allowed her to travel to Nicaragua and pass on her business acumen to help women become successful entrepreneurs. Overall, Hannah’s passion for our world has only grown throughout her campus experience, and she highly encourages each one of us to make an intentional effort to make friends with our international peers.
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Interview and spotlight provided by Cole Howerton, student assistant, Office of Public Affairs Support.