Waterfront Assistant Intern
B.S. in Biology (minor in Chemistry)
Denison University (OH, USA)
My name is Hannah Hall and I am from Cincinnati, Ohio. I graduated this past spring from Denison University with a Bachelor of Science in biology and a minor in chemistry. I was on the track and field team at Denison, where I was able to become a NCAA all-american and school record holder. I usually spend my free time doing something active, whether it be running, hiking, rock climbing, or scuba diving.
I studied abroad with SFS in TCI/Panama during the fall of 2017. During this time, I participated in a campaign to reduce single-use plastic straw consumption in Bocas del Toro, Panama, and I
completed a group directed research project on the relationship between a marine protected area and coral reef health. Spending time in these two incredible countries with SFS was a life-changing and eye opening experience that inspired me to become an intern.
I obtained my scuba certification in 2016 in anticipation for studying abroad in TCI. Shortly after my arrival in TCI, I dove in the ocean for the first time. That’s when I fell in love with being underwater, as it allowed me to feel more connected with the marine environment. So, I decided to continue my scuba studies in the cold and murky quarries of Ohio to obtain my divemaster, in the hope to return to the beautiful, clear ocean waters. I am fascinated by marine life and conservation, with particular interest in elasmobranchs. During my time as an intern, I hope to make a difference in the lives of the students by supporting and encouraging them to achieve their goals and confidently follow their future career path.