Hanna was a Research Assistant with the Technology and Social Change Group (TASCHA) at the University of Washington’s Information School and is currently a Masters of Public Administration student at the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance. She is passionate about environmental justice and inclusive and equitable policy in all spaces. Hanna assisted TASCHA and the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs to conduct a literature review of frameworks, curricula, tools, programs, and other relevant resources that provide (or study the provision for) organizational and individual data skills for better decision making. She hopes this work will help empower coastal communities’ ability to use data for decision-making as it relates to improving the well-being of coastal communities and promoting their efforts to conserve marine and coastal habitat. Before pursuing her graduate degree, Hanna worked in a broad range of public sector roles including the Federal Housing Finance Agency and several nonprofit environmental organizations, including working in development for Earthjustice, a nonprofit environmental law organization. She received her B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Environmental Studies from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 2013.