Scientific Program Officer
Hannah joined the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research in April 2017 following an environmental affairs internship with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). She contributes to the efforts of the Scientific Program Department to develop impactful programs and funding opportunities across FFAR’s six Challenge Areas by building public-private partnerships within the scientific community. Under the guidance of FFAR’s Scientific Program Directors, Hannah is responsible for overseeing the grant application review process for various programs at FFAR; developing convening meetings that bring together food and agriculture experts and thought leaders to inform future programs and funding opportunities at FFAR; and supporting the formation of global multi-participant consortia to address FFAR’s commitment to address future food and agriculture challenges through highly innovative food and agriculture research. Having served previous roles in commercial food production and healthcare, Hannah is interested in learning more about the role of agriculture in creating a more sustainable and equitable food system to improve human health and wellbeing, both in the context of the U.S. and abroad. She is also passionate about farm animal welfare initiatives.
Hannah received her undergraduate degree in biology from George Mason University in 2012 and was awarded an M.S. in Environmental Management and Sustainability from James Madison University in 2016. Hannah is also a certified Project Management Professional.