Hannah completed her BSc in Animal Biology from the University of Guelph in 2011. She became interested in animal behaviour and welfare through various courses at Guelph and chose to pursue a masters after completing an undergraduate research project with Dr. Ken Leslie looking into the effects of sodium bicarbonate on neonatal calf health. She also has experience communicating research findings to producers through a summer job working for the alliance of Ontario Rabbit, Ontario Goat and Ontario Veal writing articles for their newsletter. She completed her MSc working with Dr. Derek Haley in the department of Population Medicine. Her thesis focused on the behaviour and welfare of cattle unloaded for feed, water and rest during long-duration transportation. She is currently a PhD student with Dr. Lee Niel in the department of Population Medicine and is exploring fear behaviour and stranger-directed aggression in dogs.