Hannah Butler was born and raised in Jeannette, Pennsylvania. At a young age, she was passionately involved in politics volunteering for local campaigns before she was even old enough to vote. Many important policy issues involving equal rights and equal pay lead her to pursue her passion to action through education. Hannah graduated from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown and gained a bachelor’s degree in political science with a concentration in women’s studies. After graduation, she moved to Washington D.C. where she was in charge of marketing and organizing outreach to all college chapters for Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Her development and marketing strategies with all the chapter presidents helped the non-profit grow to colleges nationwide. Due to its success, that platform is still used today.
While she loved living in Washington D.C., she knew that the real difference she wanted to make was at home in Pittsburgh. Hannah has seen the lasting effects that her college education has had in her life that it lead her to a career in higher education. She has worked at South University for six years helping students find their direction in life. She counsels students on their career and academic goals and that everyone can give themselves the opportunities they deserve through a college education.
Hannah is always cooking Italian food and going to new culinary experiences throughout Pittsburgh. She is also usually at a concert or in the woods fishing.