Dr. Hannah Kinmonth-Schultz grew up in Hanover, WI. She attained her Associates degree at the University of Wisconsin - Rock County community college before graduating from the University of Wisconsin - Madison with a Bachelor's degree in Botany. She received her Master's in Forestry with an emphasis on plant physiological ecology, and her PhD in Biology focusing on plant molecular biology, both at the University of Washington in Seattle. Hannah is an enthusiastic educator. She worked as an elementary school teacher through Teach for America before going to graduate school, and has worked with students all the way from Kindergarten to adults. She currently is working as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Kansas in Professor Joy Ward's lab in the department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. She lives in Lawrence with her five-year-old daughter, Mica, and her husband, Nick.