Hannah Seppanen, MA

Hannah has been a member of the instructional team since 2019, where she has served as a Listening Lab Facilitator and Assistant Instructor. She now leads first-year learning labs as an adjunct faculty member. Hannah enjoys coming alongside students in their process of personal and professional development by tending to their understanding and practices of human flourishing. She appreciates being a part of The Seattle School community because it invites students, staff, and faculty to engage themselves and others with kindness, restorative hope, and an invitation to embrace our full humanity.

Hannah graduated from The Seattle School with a Master’s in Counseling Psychology in 2019 and a Master in Theology and Culture Interdisciplinary Studies in 2020. Hannah has held many roles throughout her career, such as non-profit leader, ministry leader, community organizer, therapist, coach, and instructor, but the underlying current beneath her work is her passion for herself and others to flourish in community as they recover from the myriad of individual and collective struggles they face.

For fun, Hannah enjoys attending summer concerts in Millennium Park, eating cider donuts and going apple picking in the fall, tending to her many houseplants, and spending time with friends and family. Hannah recently moved back to Chicago, IL after seven years of living in Seattle, WA. But even after quite a few years on the West Coast, it is clear she is a true Midwesterner as she frequently uses the word welp, apologizes when she runs into inanimate objects, and is incapable of ending conversations quickly.