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Hannah Mead ’20

May 29, 2020, in Portland, Oregon.

Born in Portland, Hannah was raised in Beaverton where she graduated as valedictorian of the Health & Science School. She was a science and math major and wrote her thesis, “Untangling Tech and Timbre: Assumptions Make Algorithms,” which explored sound, faith, and justice through the lens of computing. Her adviser was Prof. Eric Roberts. 

Hannah was a talented musician who loved to play guitar, an accomplished visual artist, and a passionate advocate for social justice. She was working at Coding with Kids, where she loved educating children in computer coding.

Survivors include her mother, Victoria Oakes Mead; her father, Jim Mead; her two brothers, William Nelson Mead and Troy Joseph Mead; her stepmother, Eve Konopnicki; and her two stepsisters, Gwendolyn and Vivian Brasher.

Appeared in Reed magazine: September 2020

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