2023 Keynote Speaker
After graduating from State College of Florida Collegiate School in 2017, Hanna attended Florida Gulf Coast University where she graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. degree in Communication Studies and a double minor in Political Science and Global Studies. From there, Hanna moved on to the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs where she recently completed a Master of Human Rights degree with a concentration in the Rights of Women and Girls. During this time she served as Communication Coordinator for the University of Minnesota Human Rights Program. In addition, Hanna's intermediate proficiency in the Arabic language earned her a spot as a Foreign Language Area Studies Fellow with the U.S. Department of Sate.
Hanna has also been able to do a good bit of travel. She assisted with the creation of Youth World Refugee Day 2018 in Naples, Italy, and was the director of the Human Rights Council for the University of St. Gallen Model UN in St. Gallen, Switzerland. She worked as a research assistant for the GATE Project in San Diego, and was a teaching assistant for the Ministry of Education in Madrid, Spain.
Hanna worked on several political campaigns in Florida, was the communications coordinator for the Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking, was a Women's Human Rights intern with the Advocates for Human Rights in Minneapolis, and Communication Officer for Women for Women International in Washington, D.C. It was in this role that Hanna led social media campaigns to promote women's economic and social power in conflict-affected regions. Through these efforts, she has been able to work with women in Iraq, Ukraine, Ethiopia, Syria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, and more. Most notably, she developed WfWI's digital crisis strategy during the 2021 Afghanistan crisis
During Hanna's time at FGCU, she was vice president and competitive team trainer for the FGCU Model UN team. Over the last few years, she's been instrumental in helping the Naples Council on World Affairs and FGCU prepare strong committee chairs for SWFLMUN during a time when that was particularly challenging. Today, Hanna works for the United Nations Foundation, Data2x in Washington, D.C. as Communications and Advocacy Associate. We're thrilled to have her back this year as our Key Note Speaker.