Hannah Bisbing

  • MPA Candidate, GSPIA

Hannah (she/her) is a Master of Public Administration candidate at the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public & International Affairs (GSPIA) concentrating in social policy. She is also pursuing a Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies graduate certificate through the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. She received degrees in Classics & Ancient Mediterranean Studies and Global & International Studies focusing on gender, health, and environmental issues from the Schreyer Honors College at Penn State University. 

Prior to attending graduate school, Hannah worked in pandemic response as a COVID-19 contact tracer for the Pennsylvania Department of Health. She has also interned at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, worked as a barista, sold children’s books, and taught yoga as a certified instructor. Most recently, Hannah interned with the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) based out of their Boston Field Office. She worked on a congressionally mandated Title I school improvement engagement as part of GAO’s Education, Workforce, and Income Security (EWIS) mission team and significantly contributed to the team’s forthcoming report on Comprehensive Support and Improvement schools. 

Hannah was born, raised, and educated in Pennsylvania and currently resides in Pittsburgh. She is a vegetarian who enjoys cooking, thrifting, knitting/embroidery, being active, and discussing women in classical myth. She is very passionate about gendered issues particularly in the context of reproductive justice, public health, and environmentalism. Hannah is also a former nationally ranked competitive figure skater and drives a banana-yellow stick shift car.