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Hannah Durrant, Student Affairs


What do you do at Smith?

I am the assistant director of residence life.

How many years have you been at the college?

I am going into my fifth year.

What is your busy season?

The academic year! When students are living in the houses, we are working with them to support the development of healthy house communities.


Who gets the most face time with you?

House presidents--they are great leaders and I see all of them weekly and many of them several times a week.

Coordinator of house events--the student works with me in managing the house social system.

What are you reading now?

Chronicle of Higher Education.

What is your favorite movie?

Bend it Like Beckham.

If you suddenly had two hours of free time, what would you do?

Summer: go jump in a lake/river. Winter: play in the snow.

What is your favorite wall hanging at home?

A collage of my partner and me on our wedding day.

What annoys the heck out of you?

Inequities between people.

Do you eat fast food?

On road trips--Whoppers are my favorite.

Do you consider yourself an urban, suburban or rural person?

Between suburban and rural.

Who are your role models?

Cindy Hellman and Nancy Lange--past supervisors and educators who continue to inspire me.

What's your favorite thing about where you grew up?

Being able to wander carefree through our neighborhood.

What single piece of advice would you give to Smithies?

Have fun while you are here! It will go by very quickly and life is too short not to enjoy!

7/22/08   Compiled by Eric Sean Weld
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