With eight years of professional experience in storytelling and visual communication, I am honored to be in a career that facilitates compassion, empathy, inclusion, and a sense of community. I have returned to Colorado State University for a master's degree under the Department of Journalism and Media Communication.
Videos below are solely produced by Hannah Tran
A Dream Deferred
From childhood into her college years, Mija Peak was a well-known, traditional Korean dancer in her community. She eventually left her home, Seoul, Korea, to pursue love in the United States. Decades later, she reignites her dream of dancing after several surprise encounters, who roped her back in.
Path to Equality in Colorado Springs
A Gazette short documentary explores the LGBTQ community's path since the passage of Amendment 2 in 1992, then and now. In 1992, Colorado voters passed the contentious legislation that barred local governments across the state from making sexual orientation a protected class under the law — a startling outcome to many that gained Colorado national attention and an unwelcome nickname, the “hate state.” Video by Hannah Tran. Archive video courtesy: Colorado Public TV and KKTV11 News Read the full story: http://bit.ly/2LckPro View our portraits page: www.gazette.com/lgbtq/portraits
A bizarre art car parade took over the streets of Trinidad, Colorado, and several of the embellished entries are made by the hands of offenders. The ArtoCade festival and project has extended its reach beyond the community, remarkably making its way into Trinidad Correctional Facility.
An Invisible Injury: Warrior Games 2018
Meet one of four Colorado-based athletes representing the United States Air Force in this year's Warrior Games in Colorado Springs. Master Sgt. Michael Christiansen, a protocol office superintendent at Peterson AFB: 21st Space Wing, lives with pain on a daily basis because of a fractured and shifted vertebrae of his lower back from an explosion in Iraq in 2004. Watch MSgt. Christiansen and his fellow wounded warriors from all over the world come together to compete.
A will in the water
If there's a will, there's a way. Meet three Paralympic swimmers on Team U.S.A who found it in the water. They're hitting the road to Mexico City for the 2017 U.S. Paralympics Swimming World Championships Trials on December 2nd. This video was awarded a Regional Edward Murrow Excellence in Video.
National Pride Month: Drag Queens of Colorado Springs
As part of the Gazette's pride month package, two drag queens in Colorado Springs talk about growing acceptance with drag queen acceptance and performances, including bars and clubs outside of the LGBTQ community. Read the full story: http://bit.ly/2LckPro
Brothers lead cannabis industry in Colorado
Meet the brothers behind one of the largest marijuana chains in Colorado. Of the 812 people who hold marijuana licenses statewide, The Gazette identified 473 holding more than one, including four top pot barons or groups, by combining and analyzing two separate state databases. Read more about these groups at https://bit.ly/2FybskB