Tahia (Hia) Hannan’21 is from Fayetteville, North Carolina. As a business administration and public policy double major, her professional interests include economic development, microfinance and social entrepreneurship. Hia decided to join the Kenan Scholars program to collaborate with peers and mentors who share her goal of improving society using business perspectives.
Hia spent summer 2018 interning in the Woman’s Business Center of the North Carolina Center for Economic Empowerment and Development. She has also volunteered with Cape Fear Valley Hospital and Chapel Hill Refugee Support Center. On campus, she is a business analyst for Consult Your Community and a member of the Executive Branch of Student Government. Hia also enjoys playing piano and gardening in her free time. After college, Hia hopes to work in consulting for nonprofits or businesses who maintain a social mission.