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Twelve years ago, Hannon and her now husband moved from Boston, Mass., to Jackson, Wyo., for a ski season and have called it home ever since. She had studied finance at Boston College, and before starting a family, the couple served in the Peace Corps in Mali, West Africa.
“I was a small enterprise development consultant,” Hannon explains. “I implemented an accounting system at a boutique that works with more than 195 artisans, and I also worked with a women’s organization that did crochet and started selling it abroad.”
When she came home, Hannon realized most of the jobs she was qualified for required an MBA. She decided to enroll in the UW Outreach School executive MBA program. “I love my job, but if I’m ever to move on, I feel it opens a lot more doors for me, so it’s essential to employment,” she says.
Hannon had her first baby in December 2013 and works full time for the St. Boniface Haiti Foundation. “We run a hospital and a clinic in rural Haiti. We also do community development and education programs. I’m the director of finance, so I work remotely from Jackson.”
Hannon graduates spring 2014 and says several factors led her to UW: “It’s a great school, and it’s an accredited program. The fact that I can work and take the courses as I need to on my own schedule is wonderful. It’s one of the few programs I found that let you do that at a reasonable cost.”