Hometown: Forestville, California
Major: Psychology and Gender Studies
Hannah Fritz is a senior at Lewis & Clark College studying psychology and gender studies. She is currently working in Dr. Erik Nilsen’s cognitive development lab at OMSI studying the effects of parent-child coplay on creativity and shape recognition in 2-4 year olds. Hannah has a passion for working with children and has spent every summer since age 7 at a circus and performing arts camp called Camp Winnarainbow, and now works on the staff. She spent last spring semester abroad in Morocco studying Arabic dialect and gender issues and working with women’s NGOs predominantly in Marrakech and Fez. She also worked with a group of Moroccan young adults called Hikayat Morocco that is preserving the ancient custom of traditional Moroccan storytelling. Hannah hopes to return to Morocco to continue her research on the psychological ramifications of gender-based societal taboos during adolescence and young adulthood. Returning to Lewis and Clark, Hannah is continuing to work as a SAAB tutor in the psychology department. During breaks from academic life, Hannah loves to travel as much as possible, taking solo adventures to broaden her understanding of self within the global context. She also enjoys taking ballet classes, practicing hot yoga, and meditating to balance her academics. After graduating in the spring, Hannah plans to continue her academic trajectory in a dual degree Masters program for social work and public health (MSW/MPH). Hannah hopes to work with underserved youth populations as a child welfare caseworker in the Bay Area, California.