Hannah (She/Her/Hers) was born and raised in Bozeman, MT. After graduating high school she moved to Washington state to complete her undergraduate education in Environmental Studies and English Literature at Seattle University. Hannah spent her early career working in food systems and natural resource management in the states of Washington, Montana, and Pennsylvania, spending over four years as a community organizer at Northern Plains Resource Council in Billings, MT. In 2020, Hannah received a M.A in Food Studies and a MBA from Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA.
As a Project Manager in the Indigenous Food Lab, Hannah loves the opportunity to meet and collaborate with new people on exciting projects that focus on making tangible and systemic changes that support Indigenous food sovereignty.
She finds a tremendous amount of hope in Indigenous food systems. While the challenges of historic and ongoing injustices and the existential threat posed by the climate crisis can feel overwhelming, the traditional wisdom, resiliency, and reciprocal, healthy relationships with plants, animals, water, and land embedded within Indigenous food systems gives Hannah faith in the better future we can build together.
Hannah is a proud auntie to three amazing kids. While not at work, Hannah likes to spend as much time outside as possible, and especially enjoys backpacking, kayaking, cross-country skiing, and gardening (if you can’t find Hannah, go check in the garden first).