ABOUT  ME

(she/her/hers)

 

Hi! I'm Hannah, a recent graduate of the University of Michigan with a B.A. in Communication & Media and Creative Writing & Literature from the LSA Residential College and Honors Program.

I am passionate about meaningful storytelling and feel most fulfilled in spaces when I can use my writing and art to help others.

I believe in the power of communication to spread awareness for important issues such as social justice, public health, and sustainability. I'm looking to pursue a career in photojournalism and non-profit public relations focusing on how to find and tell stories that add more accessible information and identity representation to mainstream media. My experience includes starting my own photography business, designing and teaching my own college course about writing for digital media, and completing journalism internships focused on public health and the LGBTQ+ community.

 

Apart from journalism, I've become proficient in Spanish after taking 8+ years of courses and moving to Costa Rica for the summer of 2019. I'm an INFJ personality type, an avid reader of the New York Times Modern Love column, and in my free time, I write music and jam on the electric guitar.

If you're looking for even more info, you can scroll down to see my experience and check out my photography at hannahbrauerphotography.com! I'd love to chat with you and can be reached via the form below or brauhan@umich.edu

HANNAH  BRAUER

Multimedia Storyteller / Photographer / Journalist / Editor / Educator

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EXAMPLES  OF  MY  WRITING  &  DESIGN  work.
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MY SENIOR THESIS.
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may 2020: WINNER OF THE VIRGINIA VOSS AWARD (CREATIVE PROSE)
Awarded by the University of Michigan LSA Honors Program for senior women who demonstrate excellence in thesis writing.
 
 

02   PROFICIENCY

PROGRAMS

PHOTOSHOP

INDESIGN

LIGHTROOM

GOOGLE ANALYTICS

FACEBOOK ADS

WIX / WORDPRESS

IMOVIE / PREMIERE

GARAGEBAND

HTML / CSS

Excellent

Excellent

Advanced

Intermediate

Excellent

Advanced

Excellent

Excellent

Intermediate

SKILLS

WRITING

COPYEDITING

PHOTOGRAPHY

SOCIAL MEDIA

PAGE DESIGN

AUDIO/VIDEO EDITING

GRAPHIC DESIGN

SPANISH

Excellent

Excellent

Excellent

Excellent

Excellent

Advanced

Advanced

Advanced

 

03    MY  STORY

WORK

August 2019 - present

Photographer/Writer Student Lead

In a new position designed for my specific skills, I worked with Program on Intergroup Relations, LGBTQ+ Spectrum Center, and Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) to tell identity-based stories through interviews, writing, and photography. This position allowed me to tell stories of students whose identities are not widely represented on campus.

50th Anniversary Videographer Lead

I spearheaded a promotional video for the Spectrum Center's 50th Anniversary by pitching a script, conducting interviews, filming campus footage, and editing using Adobe Premiere and After Effects.

January 2017 - present

Portrait and Event Photographer

Beginning my freshman year of college, I created a personal brand for my photography business and marketed my services throughout Michigan. I have served over 200 clients, and during each session, I make sure to learn a person's story and capture their personality accordingly.

September 2019 - December 2019

HONORS 135 Lecturer

I designed and taught a University of Michigan course based on my honors thesis for 13 freshman students. The course was centered around writing for digital audiences and explored how storytelling can gain and maintain attention in today's media economy. This position was my favorite part of college and sparked a lifelong passion for teaching. 

March 2019 - May 2019

University of Michigan
Center for Academic Innovation

Communications Writing Fellow

I spread awareness about online courses, educational tools, and other accessible learning innovations through blog posts and campus interviews, and led the creation of writing and editing brand guidelines for the office. This position sparked a new interest in making learning more accessible for the public.

May 2018 - August 2018

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Corporate Communications Intern

I wrote blog posts, news talking points, and contributed content to local news outlets to educate Michiganders about how to lead a healthy lifestyle. I also led a team of 20 interns to create a volunteer program for Gleaners Food Bank and fight food insecurity in Detroit. This position furthered my interest in public health and helped me see health communication from a statewide scale.

January 2017 - April 2018

Alzheimer's Association

Marketing and Communications Intern

I fought Alzheimer's disease through writing, photography, social media, and graphic design during my first internship. I also interviewed people affected by the disease and pitched articles to local news outlets, which helped me unlock my career path in meaningful storytelling through the lens of an important social issue.

May 2017 - December 2017

Search Optics

Social Media Intern

I managed and created social media schedules for five car dealership accounts throughout the United States., as well as balanced and optimized budgets for advertising clients. This position helped lay the foundation for my digital marketing skills.

EDUCATION

September 2016 - May 2020

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

B.A. Communication & Media

B.A. Creative Writing & Literature

with Highest Distinction & Highest Honors

Cumulative GPA: 4.0 / Major GPA: 4.0

LSA Honors Program

LSA Residential College

RC Spanish Immersion Program

Editor-in-Chief for RC Review Literary Magazine

Columnist for Michigan Daily Statement Magazine

Media Researcher for Flint Water Crisis Working Group

Soprano 1 for Women's Glee Club

June 2019 - August 2019

Universidad Latina de Costa Rica - Heredia

Advanced Spanish Immersion (9 weeks)

SOL Education Study Abroad Program

Advanced Spanish, Business Spanish, and Spanish Conversation & Culture

AWARDS & HONORS

May 2020

Virginia L. Voss Memorial Award for Creative Prose

University of Michigan LSA Honors Program

As part of the U-M Honors Graduation Awards for thesis writing, this award is given to senior Honors women for excellence in writing. I received this award for my Modern Love thesis in the creative prose category.

March 2020

James H. Robertson Award for Achievement in Creative Arts

University of Michigan LSA Residential College

As part of the U-M Residential College Senior Awards, this award is given to students who have shown a high level of achievement in creative arts in the RC. I received this awaard for achievement in creative writing and leadership through RC Review Literary Magazine. 

November 2019

Ann Arbor News Scholarship

University of Michigan Department of Communication & Media

Established in 1967 with a gift from the Ann Arbor News, this annual scholarship is awarded each fall to an undergraduate student active in Communication & Media and intending to enter the publishing field. I received this award for my achievements in the Michigan Daily and RC Review magazine.

April 2018

Sophomore Honors Award

University of Michigan LSA Honors Program

This award is given to sophomores in the LSA Honors Program who have obtained a minimum GPA of 3.7,
completed Honors Core courses and five additional Honors courses, and taken over 14 credits per term.

January 2018

Underclassmen Hopwood Fiction Writing Award

University of Michigan Hopwood Program

I received this fiction award for a collection of flash fiction titled "All the Women In-Between," which follows women throughout their lifetimes and displays the gender roles placed upon them — and the consequences they face upon defying these expectations.

April 2017-April 2020

James B. Angell Scholar

University of Michigan

This title is given to students who achieve an “A” record for two or more consecutive terms. I received this award for all eight semesters in undergrad.

June 2016

Regent Merit Scholarship

University of Michigan

This scholarship is awarded to admitted University of Michigan students based on test scores and GPA.

 
 
 
 
CONTACT

Professional inquiries: 

brauhan@umich.edu

Photography inquiries:

info@hannahbrauerphotography.com

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