Background

As an undergraduate at Yale University, Hannah studied environmental history, economics, and public policy, with a particular focus on issues around agriculture, food, and fisheries. Her senior thesis explores the history of Cuban sea sponge fishing and the multifaceted effects of industrial change on coastal communities. She also spent a semester working in a marine research center in the Bahamas, where she ran lab experiments and interviewed local fishermen to contextualize changing regional attitudes towards marine environments. Outside of academic work, she has served as an undergraduate policy fellow with Yale’s Institution for Social and Policy Studies, worked on the Yale Farm, and contributed to Connecticut’s marine spatial plan.

In her free time, she enjoys biking, board games, and trivia nights. She is originally from Arlington, Virginia.

Education

Yale University, BA magna cum laude (with distinction) in History, Certificate in Energy Studies, Phi Beta Kappa