Get To Know: Hanna Brown, student programming specialist


This year, Hanna is heavily involved in Weeks of Welcome and is leading the planning and execution of Light Up the Night, which is making its grand return since 2019. Hanna also oversees the CUBE and its student team members.

What was the last show you binge-watched? 

I am currently binge-watching "Designated Survivor," which is on Netflix. This show is about one of the cabinet members in the White House being promoted to president after an incident at the capitol building. I am normally a "Grey’s Anatomy" or reality TV watcher, but I love how different this show is.

Do you have a go-to restaurant? 

My go-to restaurant is Brew Link Brewpub. It has a location right downtown and one in Plainfield, both of which have amazing food. I have tried almost the whole menu and have really enjoyed it all. My favorite is their appetizers – I highly recommend the pretzel sticks or pickle fries!

Where was your last vacation? 

I recently went to Charlotte, N.C. for a Halsey concert. I try to pick concert dates that are out of state so that I can travel more, but still have something to do. I also went shopping at one of their malls that was over 1,600,000 square feet, so there was plenty to see.  Charlotte has tons of beautiful murals located all around the city that are definitely worth checking out if you are in the area.

What’s something that recently made you laugh?

My grandma came up to visit recently. Although I don’t get to see her often, we always end of having so much fun. She is always someone who can put a smile on my face and make me laugh. If I ever need a pick-me-up, she is the first person that I call.