Hannah Nelson, Program Director
Hey y’all! My name is Hannah Nelson, and I am the new LEAP Program Director. I am a Tennessean born and raised, but I served in AmeriCorps during the summer 2022 as the Child and Family Educator for the Old Stone House Museum & Historic Village in Brownington, VT. After my summer service, I accepted a full-time position as Interim Registrar at the museum and got to extend my stay here. I didn’t get enough of the NEK then, so I made the move more permanent! I am very excited to be here and experience my first “real” winter! Before coming to Vermont, I graduated from the University of Tennessee with a B.A. in Linguistics in 2020 and worked as a research assistant for three different labs that focused mainly on energy and environmental justice, agricultural education, and the synthesis between social justice issues and public health. I have a strong passion for social justice, especially related to education, and I love working with people. When I’m not in the office, you can find me nose deep in a book, writing short stories, listening to music too loud, or dancing like no one is watching.
Rebecca sanders, Program coordinator