Hannah Crazyhawk lives in Eugene, Oregon and was born and raised in southeast Alaska. Hannah is a professional photographer, licensed Master falconer, naturalist, amateur astronomer, bird watcher, floral designer, writing tutor, and student of Fine Art and Psychology. Despite Hannah’s chronic illnesses, her urge to narrate the world around her continues to be her driving force. Hannah finds her solace and healing on the wings of birds.
Hannah’s scientific curiosities and hobbies include: Trigeminal Neuralgia, The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, evolutionary biology, ornithology, botany, neurophysics, neurodiversity, linguistic relativity, particle physics, quantum mechanics, and cosmology.
Various prominent books, textbooks, magazines, and newspapers have published Hannah, including National Geographic Magazine and Birder’s World. Hannah owns and administers two online communities; Women and Wings, a community for female falconers, and Spoonie Warriors, a support group for chronically ill humans. She is also a disability rights advocate, working to increase accessibility for disabled college students.
Hannah is a member of The Planetary Society, Womxn in Neuroscience, The Facial Pain Research Foundation, The International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators, The Human Rights Campaign, and The Center for Inquiry. Hannah also enjoys hot baths, sarcasm, and the smell of the summer rain. And birds.
Hannah is a student in The McNair Scholars Program. Her goal is to pursue a research career in theoretical neurophysics. She hopes to gain further insight into the neural correlates of adverse childhood experiences and how that trauma affects hippocampal place cells.