Hannah Jessen graduated from Coastal Christian High School in Wilmington, North Carolina. Jessen’s high school activities included work with low-income communities from Bluefield, West Virginia and Nashville, Tennessee to the Dominican Republic. She is currently pursuing a double major in Journalism and Global Studies, with a minor in Economic and Social Justice. Jessen is a Covenant Scholar and active withUNC Cornerstone campus ministry. In her first year as a Bonner Leader, Jessen enjoyed working as an Afterschool Assistant, tutoring elementary school children in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro Human Rights Center. In continuing her work with the Human Rights Center, Jessen is focusing on enhancing enrollment in the afterschool program, developing a consistent weekly schedule for the program, as well as concentrating on improving elementary school students’ reading skills. She has similar enrollment goals for the Center’s adult ESL classes, and is concentrating on improving adult students’ conversational skills.