About Hannah Radner: Hannah Radner will be an intern this summer at Sandhill Organics in Prairie Crossing, IL (Grayslake). Hannah just completed her second year at the University of Chicago, where she is double-majoring in Anthropology and Environmental Studies. She is a member of the varsity cross-country and track teams and a volunteer coach for Girls on the Run, an after-school program for 3rd-5th grade girls. Hannah is currently working as a research assistant in the University of Chicago Hospitals and also has experience a piano accompanist. Hannah has volunteered in Haiti, Burundi, Uganda, and Mississippi on projects including rural medical clinics, AIDS education, and hurricane relief. She is proficient in French and Spanish.
Hannah is interested in the environmental and social characteristics of small-scale agriculture and sees education and personal relationships as key to redesigning regional food sheds. These interests were strengthened last summer, when she worked as a baker and cook at a bistro in the Colorado Rocky Mountains that worked directly with local farms to source its ingredients. She is also interested in the role of agriculture in developing countries and is currently studying the environmental implications of farming in rural Haiti.