Hannah joined Burness in September 2022 as a senior associate. She manages and supports projects related to children’s health, with a focus on nutrition security, childcare and caregiving, and economic support for families and health. 

Prior to Burness, Hannah directed the communications team at National Cathedral School in D.C., led media relations for The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health, and helped coordinate satellite and radio media tours at Subject Matter. She brings experience in writing, editing, media strategy and outreach, magazine publication, social media content creation and photography/videography. 

She holds a B.A. in mass communications and public policy and community service from Emory & Henry College in southwest Virginia. Hannah lives in Falls Church, Virginia, with her husband, Nick, dog, Clarence, and cat, Stanley. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, traveling and baking bread.