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Emily Hannah

Emily Hannah

Recreation Specialist with Roanoke County Parks and Recreation

Substitute Teacher at Community School


STEM Literacy is my game, and palindromes are in my name. Whether I am leading interpretive hikes as a Park Naturalist or teaching kids how to spell 'pilgrim' while their Instructor fights the common cold, I am a trustworthy encyclopedic source of the latest ecological and life science research.

"We're all chemicals, vitamins and minerals." -Lupe Fiasco, 'Mural'

Roanoke County Department of Parks and Recreation

Recreation Specialist

I never understood the value of leisure until I worked to help other use that time to push beyond comfort zone limits. I now run into kids who remember that dead trees become soil to support new growth with their parents who were glad to accept my guidance while using a high ropes course 30 feet off the ground during an office team-building event. Downtime breeds mental growth.

Community School

Substitute Teacher

I considered a full-time career in education during my time at VCU. While substitute teaching, I reconsidered teaching's ugly truths: poor administrative support; parent-teacher conferences; & little knowledge of negatively labeled students. Still, I value the opportunity to show kids that more knowledge and academic work can be gained through collaborative work or game play.

Virginia Commonwealth University

Bachelor of Science, Biology

I started my education at American University without a decisive path. After correctly diagnosing my friend with a deviated septum, I opted to pursue biology and possibly medicine. When I transferred to VCU, I fell in love with wetlands ecology, rock climbing, and mid-distance running. There, I discovered how recreation, human health, and ecosystem health are intertwined.