Hannah Hubbard

"With some self-reflection and exploring different interests you'll be able to find the right major that aligns with your goals and passions."

Hometown: Allen, Texas

Current Major: Sociology and International Political Economy
Expected Graduation Date: May 2017

UT Dallas Achievements & Activities

  • Dean's List
  • Chief Education Officer, Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority
  • Order of Omega Greek Honor Society Member
  • Orientation Team Mentor
  • The Borgen Project Project Intern

Deciding on your major

I have always been interested policy, so naturally, I thought Political Science would be the major for me. However, with my freshman EPPS class and my first sociology course, I realized that it is the intersection of social issues and public policy that I was most interested in. Also with a passion for non-profits, sociology was the perfect major that tied all of my passions together. Without the study of society, including patterns of social relationships, social interaction, and culture, we cannot create effective policies that will instigate the most change.

My EPPS Success

While at UT Dallas, I haven't met a single professor who wasn't passionate about what they are doing and creating the best students. This passion translates directly to their students. The tight-knit community EPPS offers is not like most schools within UT Dallas. The faculty within EPPS has been critical to my success at this university. Without their mentorship, I would have not come in contact with many of the opportunities I have been given.

Plans for the Future

I plan to either get my masters in public policy or go to law school. Either way, I want to work in governmental relations and advocacy. I want to be able to develop strategic outreach and advocacy plans for businesses and non-profit organizations. My goal is that within my career, I will work towards developing, implementing, and advocating for new policies and ideas to address public problems at the international, federal, state, and local level.

Advice to Prospective EPPS Students

Don't be afraid to challenge what you think you want to do with your life or try something new. Changing your major isn't out of the ordinary. With some self-reflection and exploring different interests you'll be able to find the right major that aligns with your goals and passions.

Other Interests

I love traveling and the outdoors. I hope to visit every continent in my life. Also, I am really into about the arts. I enjoy contemporary art and art museums. I like all kinds of music and frequently go to concerts and music festivals. I am passionate about a good cup of coffee. For me, an ideal day is having a good cup of coffee, reading a good book or news articles, and being outside.