Graduate Profile: Hannah Ropp
Hannah Ropp has many positive memories from her time at Alma College, including presenting at Students in Free Enterprise competitions, traveling Europe for Spring Term, and participating in Relay for Life.
Yet if there is one thing the 2010 graduate misses more than anything else, it’s Alma’s “close-knit campus community.”
“When you’re in the Alma bubble, you’re never truly alone,” she says. “You always have the support of everyone on campus, from the administration to the professors to the other students and alumni to the SAGA staff. That kind of unwavering support is priceless.”
Particularly supportive of Ropp’s academic pursuits were Ron Lemmon, assistant professor of business administration, and Bob Cunningham, associate professor of economics.
“These two professors taught me so much more than finance or economics,” she says. “Because of the confidence they helped to inspire in me, I know I can accomplish anything.”
Ropp, who double majored in economics and business administration, has since moved to Washington D.C., where she works as an economist for the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
“I credit my Alma experience with giving me the tools that my job requires every day: a well-rounded knowledge of my field, the ability to think critically, and a desire to push myself,” she says.