Hannah is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame. Her research interests bridge international security and development, with a regional focus on the Middle East. Her work has focused on the effectiveness of the U.S.’s justice and security sector reform projects in the West Bank and Gaza in the context of ongoing conflict. She is interested in continuing in this line of research, looking at how U.S. aid influences state formation and democratization in aid-receiving countries. Hannah holds a BA in Political Science from Westmont College (2016).