Grad profile: Hannah Towle

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Hannah Towle works as one of our advocate staff leaders as the sexual violence resource coordinator. She has assisted on multiple projects related to the Campus Against Sexual Assault grant associated with Abby’s House. Additionally, Towle has initiated her own projects in the realm of sexual violence prevention playing a key role in the CounterACT Violence campaign launched in 2015. Towle also dedicated significant time to Abby’s House in program planning and event execution. She has also provided many outreach presentations in classrooms across campus. 

Where are you from? 

“I’m originally from Colorado, south of Denver.”

Why did you pick Western?

“The small campus, I was originally going to go to OSU for marine biology, but it had about 20,000 too many students. I wanted to stay in Oregon and heard that WOU was close, so I checked out the campus and loved it.”

What are you getting your degree in?

“I’m majoring in communication with a minor in social sciences, specifically gender studies. I am interested in becoming an advocate for victims of domestic abuse, and my dream job is to work in marine biology”

What were you involved with while you were here? 

“The diversity, there are people from all walks of life at WOU. I also really enjoyed the multiple events on campus, there seemed to be something for everyone.”

What do you know now that you wish you knew as a freshman? 

“Just be yourself. Always have 125% authenticity. Don’t change yourself to make friends, if you be yourself the right people will come to you.”

What are your favorite hobbies? 

“Rugby, I’ve been playing for 10 years now, in high school, with side teams, college, and a team in Portland. Being out in nature hiking and backpacking, if I don’t have to be inside, I won’t be. I also love arts and crafts, it’s fun to be creative.”

What’s your favorite movie? 

“Either Tangled or Across The Universe”

Favorite music? 

“I listen to everything, I can go from screamo/death metal to yoga music to rap to tribal in a matter of minutes.”