Hannah J. Shaffer

Hannah J. Shaffer

Hannah J. Shaffer

Hannah J. Shaffer is a senior Languages and Literatures: Writing major at the University of Northern Iowa.  In her four years at UNI she explored multiple fields of study before finding her passion in writing. She is now an award winning, published poet. Currently, she works as an editorial intern at the North American Review and is in the process of finishing her first full collection of poetry, which she hopes to publish. She also has performed at many poetry slams and readings and was the opening act for professional slam poet Neil Hilborn.

When she is not writing, she participates in many musical ensembles including UNI’s Panther Marching Band, West African Drum Ensemble, and Kaji-Daiko Taiko. Additionally, she enjoys nature, playing the guitar, eating at Pancheros, traveling, slacklining, and wandering.

Ultimately, Hannah is fueled by the idea that every moment is an opportunity – you need only to grasp it.