Hannah Solis-Cohen joined the Cate community as a history teacher, cross country coach, and dorm parent. Born and raised in New York City on the Upper West Side, Hannah attended boarding school at Northfield Mount Hermon in Western Massachusetts. Upon graduating from NMH, Hannah studied history at the University of Virginia, where she was also a four-year scholarship member of the UVA Varsity Rowing Team. During her tenure at UVA, Hannah won NCAA’s in 2015 in the Varsity 4+ and helped the Hoos place third at NCAA’s in 2016. Hannah was also the 2016 recipient of the Craig Fielder Memorial Award for Leadership and a four-year member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll. Eager to return to boarding school after college, Hannah worked in admissions at Blair Academy until she began her graduate work at the University of Pennsylvania in the Independent School Teaching Residency Program. Hannah comes to Cate from the Hopkins School in New Haven, Conn. where she spent two years teaching history with a specific focus on exploring the role of first-person narratives in secondary history education as part of her graduate work.
Hannah lives in Long House and you can often find her on her road bike, on a hiking trail, going for distance swims in the ocean, or spending time with all of the dogs on campus.