Hannah Burley grew up in East Montpelier, VT, and attended Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, where she majored in English. Following graduation, Hannah taught English in Chiang Mai, Thailand, before moving to San Francisco in search of her first job. She began her work career in educational positions, having worked with special needs and behavioral needs students throughout high school and college. She joined the Gotlib Lab as a volunteer after realizing that she wanted to learn more about the science behind neurological, emotional, and behavioral disorders. Outside of work, Hannah enjoys reading, movies, running, playing the violin, and generally exploring the Bay Area.