Writer and campaigner with expertise in media trends, civil rights, and electoral and movement politics. Hannah is currently focused on addressing climate change, with an approach grounded in human rights and economic equality.
Hannah has focused in the last six years on sustainability, writing and reporting for TriplePundit, Greenbiz, Shareable and Forbes, covering the UN Earth Summit Rio + 20, and editing the Biomimicry 2.0 handbook. For the last two years, Hannah worked in the solar industry, for Solarcity and its former subsidiary in Colorado, EcoMark Solar. After moving back to Philadelphia in 2016 she founded the Greater Philadelphia Renewable Energy Society, a monthly meetup that aims to build a popular movement for clean energy.
While out West, Hannah worked at ecoAmerica, a climate-change media nonprofit, and at Cradle to Cradle, an NGO that helps manufacturers follow the eco-design book Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things. In 2014, she organized the National Leadership Gathering for Not In Our Town, a network of groups addressing hate crimes, racism and religious intolerance in schools and communities.
From 2008 to 2011, Hannah served as National Field Director for the Media and Democracy Coalition and later the U.C.C. Office of Communication Inc. In Congress and at the FCC, Hannah advocated for reducing media consolidation, protecting freedom of speech on the Internet, increasing funding for public media, and more.
As a political consultant in Philadelphia, she implemented organizing strategies with specialties in grassroots organizing, earned media, and online/social media communication. Notable work included leadership roles in Philly for Change, the reform campaign movement of 2005-2008, the Nutter for Mayor campaign, and the anti-casino movement, which led to heightened civic awareness and public participation in Delaware riverfront planning. She did research and ran campaigns for SEIU (twice), USAction, and MoveOn, and led the organizing of one of the first statewide conferences on fracking in Pennsylvania, in 2007.
Recent volunteer work includes the National Federation of Worker Cooperatives, blogging for the Burning Man Project, and on the boards of Independent Arts and Media and of Common Frequency, which builds independent radio stations in the Western U.S.
Hannah is a fellow of the Poynter Institute’s Sense-Making Project for Media Innovators, and has spoken on media to the Internet Society, Women in Film and Video, NetSquared Philadelphia, and others.
She is currently working as personal assistant to architect and planner Denise Scott Brown, who this year became the first woman to win the AIA Gold Medal, in collaboration with her partner Robert Venturi.
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