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Hannah Lehker

Anthropology and Sociology

E-mail: k13hl01@kzoo.edu
Hometown:
Ann Arbor, MI
Majors:
ANSO and Spanish
Minor:
Music
Study Abroad:
Valparaíso, Chile
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor:
Anything chocolaty
Best Adjective to Describe You:
Exuberant


In 15 words or less, why should a student want to be involved in this department?
ANSO looks at the pressing social issues, and provides the skills necessary to create change.

What initially drew you to this department?  What keeps you coming back?
I was undecided coming into K, and I wanted to try a wide variety of subjects.   I took my first ANSO class winter quarter of my first year, and by the time the class ended I knew that I had found my major.  I love ANSO because it was the first time where I felt like my classes were actually relevant to my life and the world around me.

What’s your biggest piece of advice to first years and sophomores in this department?
Take a wide variety of classes from a diverse range of teachers to find what you are truly in love with.

How does your department connect to your other interests and activities?
ANSO is perfect for me because I care about equality and social change, and ANSO provides an academic lens through which to take on those issues.

What’s the most valuable thing you’ve learned at K?
I have learned how to critically love the things I care about—that is, to identify areas that need improvement in order to improve and better the things that are most important to me.

What has been your favorite class at K?  Why?
I really loved my ANSO Junior Seminar, because it was the first time that I really clicked with the theory, and got to connect theoretical frameworks to real life.

What is your SIP?
I am examining racial inequality in education, specifically in the Ann Arbor Public Schools.

What are your career aspirations/next steps after K?
I still don’t know what I want to do after K, but possibilities include teaching, and working for a number of non-profits. We’ll see what the future holds!

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