Hannah Watrobski Holding Diploma in front of Binghamton University StatueHannah Watrobski graduated from Binghamton University’s College of Community and Public Affairs with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development degree in May 2017. She continued her studies by pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at the Decker School of Nursing at Binghamton University, a 12-month intensive program. Dubbed a “public ivy,” Binghamton University is known for its rigorous academic program and highly competitive admissions process.

Hannah’s resilience and persistence in pursuing her career and life path is so admirable! She applied directly to the prestigious Decker School of Nursing program when she was a senior, and was awarded a scholarship to attend the12-month Baccalaureate Accelerated Track (BAT) program.

Hannah says, “If it weren’t for New Roots and public policy class in my senior year, I probably would not have pursued studying human development at Binghamton University. Seeing my chosen field through the broader lens of public policy, I realized that I can be an agent of positive change by understanding the bigger picture. I would not have realized the value of developing the background in human development I need to contribute at this level if I hadn’t gone to New Roots.”