Hannah is a PhD student primarily interested in environmental and rural studies. She has a B.S. in Biology from Pittsburg State University and will finish her M.A. in Sociology from Texas Woman’s University in the summer of 2020. Her thesis documents the process by which small farmers transition to and persist in environmentally sustainable practices. In particular, she discusses the ways in which farmers navigate decisions with reference to social, material and sacred interactions. While at TWU, Hannah was a teaching assistant for Introduction to Sociology and Senior Seminar for Sociology Majors. At KU, she plans to engage in further research directed toward rural and urban sustainable food efforts.