Hannah Miller


Hannah Miller, from Nottingham, New Hampshire, is a civil engineering major in the Honors Program at the University of New Hampshire (UNH). During her first year, Hannah built river stage monitoring sensors with research mentor Dr. Anne Lightbody through the Innovation Scholars program. Dr. Lightbody encouraged her to apply for a Research Experience and Apprenticeship Program (REAP) fellowship to study dam removal the following summer.  Through REAP, Hannah saw the material she learned in the classroom come to life, and she became intrigued by the interaction between civil engineers and the public. Her REAP project allowed her to develop field skills, taught her how to analyze data and generate models, and, most important, deepened her passion for civil engineering. After graduation, Hannah aims to pursue UNH’s master’s program in environmental or water resource engineering and then work as a civil/environmental engineer at a private engineering firm in New Hampshire. Eventually, her goal is to pursue a PhD in civil engineering and become a professor.