Meet Hannah: Stay Work Play’s Newest Rising Stars Awards Event Planning Intern

Hi everyone! I’m Hannah Dempsey and I am the newest Rising Stars Award Event Planning Intern. I am 20 years old and grew up in Hooksett in the house that my grandfather built for his family. I currently live with both of my parents as well as my dog, Tango. I am the youngest of two, but my brother currently lives in Houston, Texas. I am a senior at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, studying marketing with a minor in music. I love singing and have been involved in an A Cappella group throughout my years at UNH. I enjoy doing anything that is outdoors or with friends, for example, going to the beach, hiking, and skiing. I also love to travel and see new places. Last year my family and I traveled to Ireland and visited the entire southern peninsula. It was an incredible experience and I don’t think I have laughed more in my life. My family likes to make jokes and find the humor in any situation. I like to think that is where my outgoing personality comes from!

Growing up in New Hampshire I never truly appreciated the beauty of my state. When I was in high school I always thought I would travel far from home for college. I’m so glad my mom forced me to apply to the University of New Hampshire and I stayed in the state! I love New Hampshire and all of the opportunities that I have had. I am now starting to see everything that the state truly has to offer.

Before starting at SWP, I was the intern at Manchester Radio Group. Most of you may know it as 95.7 WZID with Neal and Marga. It was a great experience because I got to help plan the Art Jam Bridge Fest, where we raised over $22,000 for the addiction crisis here in the state of New Hampshire.

I am excited to start working with Will, Beth, and Ariel and see what else I can learn about my state. I will be working with Beth on the Rising Stars Awards for 2018. This year we are changing everything! Stay tuned to see all the work that we are doing and we hope to see you at the 9th Annual Rising Stars Awards this coming October!

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