Morgan Hanson is a live-in Resident Director for University Housing. She has a B.A. in Political Economy with a minor in Spanish, and a master's in Public Administration. She has worked at the University of Idaho for nearly a year now and really loves her job.Morgan loves reading books of any genre, including fiction, nonfiction, adult, young adult, children's books, you name it. She also loves learning languages--she speaks Spanish, conversational French, some Thai, and is currently working on learning Russian, with her next goal being Bosnian. She and her husband love to cook, and she especially loves experimenting with Asian cuisine. She says coffee is her weakness, and nothing beats a good cup of coffee and a chat with a close friend. Morgan says she wants to be involved in the program because she's had a lot of strong, female mentors to look up to and wants to pass that wisdom along. In college, Morgan says, women are often in the majority and it is very easy to forget about gender bias and other gender-related issues in that arena; however, as a young professional, these issues are very salient to her, and she hopes to equip female students with knowledge that can help them navigate around bias and achieve their dreams in spite of it. Morgan believes that a good mentor is someone who really tries to get to know their mentee's story, and who uses their own wisdom and experience to give their mentee sound advice that is relevant to their position in life and their desires for the future. A mentor should help guide their mentee to new ways of thinking, to the options that they have before them, and challenge their perception of their self and their world in a positive and productive way.