Hannah Sanchez is from Overland Park, Kansas. She is currently a senior at Georgetown University, where she is double-majoring in Government and Economics. During her time at Georgetown, Hannah has achieved Dean's List and Second Honors every eligible semester. She is a member of various honor societies, including the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Omicron Delta Epsilon and Pi Sigma Alpha. As a member of the Georgetown University's Cheerleading team, Hannah has the opportunity to support fellow students, perform at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C., and travel to New York City every year for the Big East tournament.
Hannah spent two summers interning for Orrick & Erskine LLP, a law firm based in Overland Park Kansas. She worked with the founder and managing partner, Tim Orrick, and learned about real estate acquisitions and transactions and eminent domain litigation. Last summer, Hannah interned for Lockton Companies in Kansas City, Missouri, where she concluded her internship by presenting research on the online insurance industry to multiple associates and company executives. In addition, she interned at the U.S. House of Representatives for the Office of Nancy Pelosi while she also completed a full course load in the spring of her sophomore year. During this internship, Hannah conducted research on matters including the White House budget for fiscal year 2016, corporate tax reform, health care, Latinos in higher education, and technological innovation.
After graduation, Hannah plans to spend the summer volunteering in Kansas. She will be attending Notre Dame Law School in the fall where she hopes to further develop her interests in business and public law.
"I am humbled by the generosity of JL Weigand and by the incredible successes of fellow Scholars. While the financial support cannot be understated, I am truly grateful for the opportunity to join a family of accomplished attorneys and current students committed to serving Kansas. It is a tremendous honor to be named a Weigand Scholar, and I hope to maintain the spirit and values of JL Weigand in my legal education and career."
University of Notre Dame Weigand Scholar: 2018
Hometown: Overland Park, KS
Education: B.A., Government and Economics, Georgetown University, 2017