Hanna Bobrowicz '20
Peace and Conflict Pathway
Hanna is passionate about theater, social justice and history. The Peace and Conflict Pathway allowed her to combine all of her interests into her animating question: Do instances of performance initiate social change? This past spring, she studied the Irish and Scottish resistance movements at the University of Edinburgh, where she also joined a theater club. This summer, the history major and theater minor served as a communications intern for Pacific Atrocities Education, a nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness of the atrocities that occurred in the Pacific Theater during World War II. "I worked to integrate elements of performance into Instagram marketing," Hanna said of her internship. "This included investigating current issues, connecting them to the past and creating content that could be posted on social media. We got a lot of positive responses, and this demonstrates that instances of performances, such as videos and visual content, can be an effective way to inform the public about important issues." In her senior year, Hanna plans to create a performance piece inspired by her honors thesis on social movements in Ireland.