Hannah is the Gender-Based Analysis Project Content Coordinator at the Institute for Gender and the Economy at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. She is dedicated to creating a gender-based analysis training that is not only functional in its use, but also creates lasting systemic change for gender equality across industries and sectors.
Hannah holds a Master of Global Affairs degree from the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto, as well as a BA Honours degree from Queen’s University in Political Studies and Global Development Studies. She previously worked for Right To Play International as a Gender and Advocacy Intern, co-creating the Gender Mainstreaming handbook for the organization. As a Teaching Assistant for the Munk School, and through her role at the Global Ideas Institute, Hannah found a passion for curriculum development that sought to create future global leaders and solve wicked problems. Her research largely focuses on protracted crises, active conflict, and post-conflict zones which includes examining the intersections of sexual violence, mental health, education, disability, and security. More specifically her research has looked at the intersection of masculinity and mental health in military contexts, as well as adolescent girls and young women as survivors of sexual violence in conflict zones. She has written and created a podcast for the publication Global Conversations, focusing on gender, security, the global economy, and religion.
She is also the co-founder and current Chief Operating Officer of the Women in International Security Canada (WIIS) – Toronto Chapter. WIIS Canada is a national network dedicated to promoting women’s leadership in international security.