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Hannah Jacques

Hannah Jacques

  • Peer Advisor

364 Rush Rhees Library
(585) 273-5228
history.office@rochester.edu

Office Hours: By appointment


Fast Facts

Name: Hannah Jacques

Position: Peer Advisor

Education: Major in history and bioethics with a double-minor in philosophy and health psychology

How long you’ve been with the department?

Since 2020

What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever done?

Because I am indecisive, I can't pick just one. The most exhilarating thing that I've done is clearing a four-foot fence on the back of a horse. The most breath-taking thing I have ever seen is when I climbed a volcano in Iceland. 

If you could witness any historical event, which one would you want to see and why?

As a horse-lover, I would love to see Secretariat race in 1972 and 1973. Specifically, how his Triple Crown win inspired the nation during the Oil Shocks during the 1970's. But also, seeing Penny Chenery, Secretariat's owner, be a force of nature in the male-dominated horse-racing world. As a historian, I'd want to see how specific events changed how other countries or communities thought about the world and themselves. For example, how the American Revolution inspired the French Revolution, and how those revolutions inspired oppressed peoples under colonial rule to revolt against their governments. Specifically, I'd like to look at the everlasting legacy that certain events had on the world. 

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I am an avid reader, writer, and runner. Lately, I've been trying to write a novel.

Where would you go on your dream vacation?

I would go to Norway in order to see the Northern Lights in person. 

What’s the most important thing you’ve learned in the last five years?

To trust yourself. Even if in doing so, it means that you abandon a long-held belief or plan.