Hannah Ellman serves as a Program Assistant for the TLPI’s Tribal Youth Resource Center. Hannah completed her Bachelor’s degree at Vassar College in 2014 with a major in American Studies and foci in Native American Studies and Education. During college, she interned with Cultural Survival, a Massachusetts-based non-profit group dedicated to protecting indigenous rights and celebrating indigenous voices. Her senior thesis was a critique of the Eurocentric portrayal of U.S. history in the most widely adopted American history textbooks and rewrite of a textbook segment that centers indigenous histories. Hannah’s passion lies in working with and empowering youth. Since 2015, Hannah has taught high school global history, encouraging critical questioning around the study of history and building meaningful and lasting relationships with her students. She led her history team as Department Chair and did so until leaving her school to move west to Colorado in 2021. Hannah is both humbled and grateful to work for TLPI.