Senior Policy Analyst
Hana (she/her) leads The Education Trust – West’s early learning portfolio and contributes to research and analysis of policies and practices in support of educator diversity and educational equity for California’s youngest children. Her prior experience includes youth development, philanthropy, social work, and law. Before 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. She had the honor of serving on a number of advisory groups, including the California Department of Education’s English Learner Roadmap Workgroup and Teacher Diversity Advisory Council. Hana developed her passion for education policy 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. 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, a member of the Access Committee on San Mateo County’s Child Care Partnership Council, a member of the Kenneth Rainin Foundation’s Community Strategy Council, and a mentor at Sequoia High School. Outside of work, Hana finds joy in spending time with her two highly energetic and curious young children.