Deputy Executive Director for Student Success
Centrally engaged with the FLI Initiatives, Hanna advances the student-facing and staff-facing efforts of our access and equity work. She also serves as project manager for special projects and strategic leader of the FLI Network.
Hanna’s work with FLI students spans 15+ years and multiple institutions. She has moved among and combined the perspectives of policy development, innovating programming, and advising practice. Prior to coming to Hopkins, she was the Director of Student Outreach and Education at Agnes Scott College, where she chaired the Students of Concerns committee to provide preventative and responsive support to students in their academic success and overall well-being. Hanna has also dedicated much of her career to increasing access to nationally competitive awards at multiple institutions. Hanna’s previous teaching and research has focused on inter-group dialogue, critical race theory and higher education, and service learning.
A Gates Millennium Scholar, Hanna is a FLI graduate. She received a bachelor’s degree from Haverford College in English Literature and received a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice in Social Work.