Hannah Benson

Hometown: Jackson, New Hampshire
College: Williams College

Over the past two years, I have competed in ski marathons across France and Spain as a member of local ski clubs.

Originally from Jackson, New Hampshire, I graduated from Williams College in 2017 with a degree in French and comparative literature. At Williams, I competed on the Nordic ski team and was an active member of the Williams Outing Club through which I directed an outdoors program at the local elementary school. When I was not exploring the beautiful Berkshires, I was busy pursuing academic interests at Williams and abroad. My junior fall, I studied in Grenoble, France, and following graduation, I won a Fulbright scholarship to teach English in Andorra. I currently teach primary and secondary school English in a small village in the French Alps. When I am not teaching, I enjoy cooking, trail running and taking advantage of the hundreds of kilometers of nearby ski trails.

While at Williams, I lead hiking trips for college students and elementary school students alike, and I witnessed how the outdoors can bring any group together. I am excited to share my passion for the outdoors with Overland students, and I look forward to learning and growing alongside them.