Since 2010 Hanna has been the Program Officer for IFAW’s community-based companion animal projects in South Africa, Indonesia, Mexico, Germany, and Canada, and Humane Community Development work in Chile and Bosnia. She focuses on projects that are tailored to the unique needs of local communities and their animals, recognizing that effective dog and cat interventions require the involvement of local community members at each step, from assessment to implementation.
Hanna has nearly a decade of hands-on experience working with companion and farm animals; having worked for organizations ranging from the World Society for the Protection of Animals to the Washington Humane Society, in Washington, DC. She bridges field work with program and strategic planning efforts, facilitating solutions that promote the health and well-being of both people and animals.
Prior to joining IFAW, Hanna earned an Honors degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a Master of Science in Animals and Public Policy from Tufts University. She has presented at the 2013 International Society for Anthrozoology conference in Chicago, Il, USA, and the 1st International Conference on Dog Population Management, in York, UK. Hanna is also a Senior Fellow of the Environmental Leadership Program.