Hannah helps clients weed through the ever-evolving regulatory changes and incentives facing the industry. Her role is to bridge the gap between her clients and federal agencies, from assessing which federal funds they can access to mapping out modifications that allow them to meet regulations. For Hannah, this job is her professional sweet spot, combining all her passions: policy, engineering and energy.
With an undergraduate degree in civil engineering from the University of Missouri — Columbia, Hannah spent her early career working as an analyst and project manager in the construction industry. However, an early internship in politics left her wanting to eventually return to the policy world. So, Hannah went back to school and earned her master's degree in public policy and management with an emphasis on energy systems from Carnegie Mellon University. She spent a year at the federal level, assisting elected officials on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee and the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
How Hannah helps her clients
Hannah has worked on federal policy from every angle, from drafting to implementation. Her 360-degree perspective helps clients navigate and anticipate policy changes. Her ability to straddle both the technical and political sides is invaluable as the industry faces increasing regulatory changes.
What motivates Hannah
Hannah is fascinated by energy transition and the impact it will have on society. For her, waking up every day and working in a field that merges her two passions is a dream. She’s motivated by being part of the change the energy industry is facing and helping make the transition smoother for her clients. As she says: “My job is the nexus between politics and implementing strategy that affects people’s lives. It’s politics in action, which is incredibly rewarding.”
A little about Hannah
Hannah and her husband are not afraid of a hammer and dust. The two love a good home renovation project, and since they live in an older home, there’s no shortage of renovation ideas. When she’s not doing that, she’s hanging out with her Boston terrier, spoiling her pup as much as possible.