Carrollton, Georgia ■ University of Georgia
Hello there! My name is Hannah Lawrence. I am from a small southern town about an hour West of Atlanta, called Carrollton, Georgia. After leaving Carrollton, I moved to Athens, Ga and attended the University of Georgia, graduating in 2015 with a B.A. in International Affairs with a minor in Religion.
After my college career ended, I moved to Atlanta and began work at an international organization aimed at ending trafficking and homelessness among young adults. With this organization, I worked at a Shelter for youth experiencing homelessness in intercity Atlanta. This time working with disadvantaged youth confirmed my passion for international non-profit work and positive person to person interaction. International non-profit work is an interest I developed from a young age. This drive was sparked by my first taste of world travel I embarked on a service trip to Nicaragua in high school. This moment in my life greatly fueled my interest in service and social justice. Now, I find myself at a crossroads as a recent college graduate, and I am determined to take advantage of this transitional period in my life by establishing a foundation of servanthood and advocacy.
As I continue to face major life changes, I want to embrace new experiences that may challenge me and push me far away from my comfort zone. I want to allow myself to experience the truths of other people’s realities. Border Servant Corps has given me an opportunity to marry my passions while still cultivating my desire to live intentionally and grow spiritually. I am humbled and honored to be a part of this community and look forward to new experiences and treasured relationships in the border region.