2016 John Jay Fellow
Hannah Zarr graduated Summa Cum Laude and Highest Honors with her B.A. in Journalism from Patrick Henry College in 2015. Her overarching goal for life is to love and know God and make Him known. Her professional goal is to serve the public through writing and directing culture-shaping films and theater; she aims to improve society’s moral imagination through good, true, and beautiful storytelling.
During her collegiate years, Hannah became a producer and director for the college theater, founded the Shall We Dance Society, directed a web-series for her school’s film club, and acted in community theater. She was a member of the Alexis Tocqueville Society and ISI, volunteered as a counselor at a Caring Pregnancy Center, and worked at events for the Radiance Foundation. Hannah did print, radio, and video journalism for school news and freelanced for WORLD magazine. She interned for Walden Media, a local television station, and multiple independent film companies.
After graduating, Hannah traveled extensively abroad, eventually working in the United Arab Emirates and volunteering at an orphanage in Egypt. Hannah looks forward to reentering the world of ideas at the John Jay Fellows Program to gain a better philosophical and theological foundation for creating soul-enriching stories.