Senior Policy Analyst
Hana (she/her/hers) joins ETW with experience in education policy, philanthropy, youth development, social work, and law. Prior to joining ETW, Hana was a senior program associate at the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, where she helped launch the education team’s policy and advocacy strategy, managed a portfolio of grants, and partnered with grantees to lift up lessons and challenges in implementing California’s new math and science standards to inform local and state policymakers. From 2016-17, she had the honor of serving on the California Department of Education’s English Learner Roadmap workgroup. Hana developed her passion for education when she led YouthCares, an afterschool youth employment program in San Francisco that fostered leadership skills, community service, and college- and career-readiness in immigrant youth. Her other experience in education includes legal research for the Center for Education Policy & Law and advocacy for foster youth in special education. Outside of education, Hana has represented children seeking asylum in immigration court and served as a re-entry social worker for adults on parole. Hana holds B.A. degrees in French and Psychology from UCLA and a J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law. She serves as a pro bono attorney with Tahirih Justice Center.