Hanna is a recent graduate of the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation at Penn who is passionate about the built environment. She previously obtained a BA in architecture from Clemson University, which taught her necessary design skills as well as the fundamentals of architectural history and theory. She is passionate about advocating for the revitalization of cities and neighborhoods via historic preservation policies and principles. Hanna is presently working with Randy Mason to conclude the Detroit- Philadelphia Preservation Exchange with Detroit's Planning and Development Department. She is also assisting the Center for the Preservation of Civil Rights Sites to develop a preservation plan for the Armstrong School in Macon County, Alabama. These experiences will enrich Hanna's understanding of how to achieve positive preservation outcomes for threatened neighborhoods and places.