Hannah Olsen is from Chelsea, Michigan. She graduated from Kalamazoo College in 2015 with a B.A. in Physics and a minor in French Language and Literature. At Kalamazoo College she wrote a senior thesis on women's participation in the French Resistance during World War II, participated in a study abroad program at l'Université de Strasbourg and was captain of the NCAA swim team. She spent the 2015-2016 academic year studying at the Institut international d'études français at l'Université de Strasbourg. She was the 2015-2016 recipient of la Bourse Jean et Marie-Louise Dufrenoy.
She is currently pursuing a Master's degree in French and is a teaching assistant in the Romance and Classical Studies Department at MSU. Hannah is researching lexical borrowing from Germanic language in ancient French for her Master's thesis. During the summer of 2017, Hannah assisted a study abroad program for finance students in Namur, Belgium."