Hannah is a PhD candidate at the University of Camerino. In 2013, she earned her Bachelor's degree in geology at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. She then graduated with a Msc degree from California State University, Northridge, California in 2015. Her Masters project dealt with constraining rates of desertification of the northwestern Qaidam Basin, China, by means of magnetostratigraphic analysis. Her Ph.D. project is focused on studying how mechanical stratigraphy and structural features control permeability across fault zones in multilayer packages.