A native Texan, Sarah Hannaman was born and raised in San Antonio. Growing up, she was involved in her church, the theatre program, and various honor societies. After graduating in the top 4% of her high school class, she chose to come to UT-Austin in the footsteps of her entire family. She studied in the School of Architecture for two years, then switched to Computer Sciences, and after studying abroad in Madrid, Spain, ended her fourth year in the College of Liberal Arts, graduating with a major in Spanish. While Sarah was an undergraduate student, she began working in the College of Liberal Arts as a peer advisor in the Student Division. Her position enabled her to learn a good deal about the inner-workings of the University, and upon her graduation two years later, she was automatically hired to be an Academic Advisor across the hall.

Throughout her four years as an Academic Advisor, Sarah had several significant accomplishments. She completed her Master of Education degree in Educational Administration, she participated in several professional organizations and conferences, designed and implemented technological programs for the School, and served as chair for Graduation Certification and First-Year Interest Groups. In 2005, Sarah was recognized by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) with a Certificate of Merit for Outstanding New Advisor—one of ten in the nation. In 2006, she helped to nominate her office, the College of Liberal Arts Student Division, to be recognized by NACADA, and won the award for Outstanding Advising Program.

After six years of working with Liberal Arts, Sarah decided to take on new challenges and accepted the position of Undergraduate Coordinator/Advisor with the Department of Aerospace Engineering (ASE) in June, 2006. She looks forward to working with ASE, and hopes to bring new technological administration to the Undergraduate Program and continue the first-class advising for the ASE students of past, present, and future.