Hannah is an immigration attorney in private practice at Owings MacNorlin Immigration Law in Atlanta, Georgia. Hannah has practiced immigration law since graduating from Georgia State University College of Law in 2012, first at Catholic Charities Atlanta from 2012 until 2015, and then at the Latin American Association from 2015 until August of 2018. Prior to attending law school, Hannah was a Bilingual Victim’s Advocate in the Fulton County Solicitor’s Office and a Victim’s Advocate in a domestic violence shelter with Partnership Against Domestic Violence. Hannah majored in Latin American Studies at Earlham College and participated in the Border Studies Program in 2000, where she lived with a host family in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua Mexico and walked across the international bridge daily to attend classes at the University of Texas at El Paso.
Hannah has served on the Georgia Alabama American Immigration Lawyers Association Pro Bono Committee and serves as the 2018 Citizenship Day committee Chair. She served on the Corporation Board for the American Friends Service Committee from 2007 until 2015. Hannah has presented on immigration law at trainings for the Georgia Bar Association, the Georgia Conference on Children and Families as well as to the Marshall County Alabama Department of Human Resources.
After the family separation crisis in mid-2018, Hannah organized a fundraiser to send immigration attorneys to the US-Mexico border to assist the organizations on the ground working with both the separated families as well as other asylum seekers. Hannah was able to spend a week in El Paso in August working with both Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services as well as the Annunciation House/ Immigrant Justice Project.
Hannah’s love of immigration and fascination with borders began with to a trip to East and West Germany and Poland in 1989 where she visited the Berlin Wall as it had been for decades, and weeks later traveled back through East Germany days after the wall opened.