Hannah Schorr Hammond
Hannah Hammond is an aspiring peacemaker who looks to the creativity, humility, and love of Christ to be her guide in the midst of fear and division within ourselves and the world around us. Before moving to San Diego, California to attend graduate school and marry her husband, Ellis, Hammond lived in East Jerusalem and worked as a teacher at a local Palestinian school. She taught “Peace History,” an innovative history course focused on the heroes of peace and nonviolent revolutions. It was the local Palestinian and Israeli peacemakers she met along the way, however, who brought peacemaking to life for her in ordinary and extraordinary ways. A graduate of Davidson College, Hammond will complete her master’s in clinical mental health counseling from the University of San Diego in August 2019. She will then begin her work as an associate professional clinical counselor, a vocation she believes to be rooted in peacemaking, as well. She hopes to specialize in art therapy and trauma-informed mental health care for refugee populations in San Diego and the Middle East.