Hannah Pollock

Writer | Photographer | Editor

Hey! I'm Hannah.

I'm a twenty-something-year-old writer, photographer and editor. I currently work as a News and Public Relations Coordinator at Penn State World Campus.

I decided to pursue a life in journalism and storytelling after a gratifying internship at my local newspaper in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. I discovered my passion for telling the stories of those who surround me.

After graduating high school, I chose to attend Shippensburg University, where I found my home as an award-winning student-journalist at The Slate (SU student newspaper). I served in various roles including News Editor and Managing Editor before ending my story at The Slate as Editor-in-Chief. I loved being able to tell the stories of my campus community, as well as maintain a weekly column of my own thoughts.

I earned two summer internships while at SU, at the Gettysburg Times (2019) and PennLive (2020). I really enjoyed learning and being apart of two new communities through my reporting.

I graduated cum laude in 2021 from Shippensburg University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication/Journalism (Print and Online Media emphasis) and a minor in Political Science.

I began my career as a copy editor/page designer/reporter at the Altoona Mirror in Altoona, Pennsylvania.

While I have graduated, I remain passionate for higher education and college students. Each campus community is a unique world with its own celebrations and struggles. I thoroughly enjoy being able to use my writing to help amplify the voices of unheard community members.

This led me to transition out of the newsroom to Penn State World Campus. My current position, News and PR Coordinator, allows me to combine my passion for higher education and reporting

When I'm not writing or snapping photos, you can find me somewhere between University Park and Lancaster supporting the Philadelphia Flyers, listening to Billy Joel songs or binge-watching sarcastic comedies.

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