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Emily Hanna

A life-long resident of Seattle, Emily loves the outdoors, volunteering, reading, and the arts. She was inspired to take a gap year by her involvement as a volunteer counselor at YMCA Camp Orkila and her experiences teaching school in rural Cambodia in the spring of 2010. A graduate of The Overlake School, Emily hopes to pursue a career in education focusing on women in the developing world.



Emily Hanna


What’s in a name? For me, at first, nothing. My Senegalese name was bestowed upon me by a random man who happened to be in the offices of my apprenticeship supervisor on my first day in Sebikotane. “What’s your name? Emily? Here you will be Aminata – Ami, for short. Ami, Emily…you see? They sound...

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