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Hannah Sweeney

Hannah Sweeney is a 2018 graduate of Saginaw Valley State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a minor in Communication. Hannah’s policy interests involve economic development, education, and women’s health. Her previous topics of research include sustainable water management practices as well as the impact of contraceptive accessibility on women empowerment in developing nations.

Prior to entering the MPP program, Hannah has had campaign experience ranging from state senate to a Campaign Finance Fellowship for a gubernatorial race. She has also held internships at the Michigan House of Representatives. She worked as a Legislative Fellow where she was an architect of a paid family leave bill proposal. Hannah has also spent time working with after school programs in the Saginaw area teaching STEM activities to students. She recently received a Graduate Assistantship with the Institute of Public Policy and Social Research.

Upon graduating, she plans to work as a Policy Analyst and hopes to bridge the gap between elected officials and constituents on policy-making decisions.

Hannah, is from Ubly, Michigan and she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, especially her niece and nephew.