Hannah Hounsell

Learning Advisor for the Open Learning & Teaching Collaborative

Hannah Hounsell

Hannah works for the Open Learning & Teaching Collaborative as a Learning Advisor. She supports IDS students as they create unique, tailored degree programs and faculty as they create transformational experiences in their classrooms. Along with supporting the CoLab’s ongoing projects and curriculum, she coordinates the CoLab Student Affiliate (CoSA) Program, which empowers students to lead and engage in innovations in teaching and learning, and is on the leadership team for the Staff Learning Community, an emergent, community-drive initiative to improve the culture and processes at PSU. 

Hannah graduated from PSU in 2017 with a Bachelors in English and teacher certification. She returned to PSU in 2018 to begin working for the Interdisciplinary Studies Program as a Program Support Assistant. Her position shifted to Learning Advisor in 2020. She is passionate about helping students understand the (too often) confusing world of higher education and is interested in fandom, female/ queer representation in media and entertainment, gender performance, and creative writing. She can often be found snuggling her cat daughter, reading a good fanfic, or spending entirely too much of her free time watching YouTube videos (or all three at once).