In year three at UGA, scholarships indirectly led Hannah to FABricate (Food and AgriBusiness Entrepreneurial Initiative), a College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences contest and course designed to cultivate business and leadership skills. In partnership with the UGA Entrepreneurship Program, FABricate awarded Hannah $1,500 to develop her vision for Confluence Marina – an environmentally conscious and socially inclusive marina of the future.
Hannah’s been hooked on fishing and marinas since childhood trips with her dad to Georgia’s West Point Lake and other waters.
“On those trips, marinas were either country clubs, where it took thousands of dollars to join, or run-down gas stations where you wouldn’t feel comfortable bringing a family,” she says. “I want Confluence Marina to be a place for everybody, anybody, clean and nice and accessible, for fishing and for events too.”
She adds, “It’s going to take a lot of money, but that’s my long-term goal. Through FABricate, we already have 3-D renderings and a website.”
Hannah keeps in shape for a second career running a marina.
At UGA as a freshman, she signed up for the Bass Anglers of UGA – the first (and so far only) woman in the competitive fishing club’s history.
The bass can testify. Hannah Rull means business.