Coordinator of Community Partnerships
With a master’s degree in Community Health from the Federal University of Bahia Brazil, Hannah’s areas of content expertise include community health, health effects of racism, police violence and youth development. As a graduate student in Salvador Bahia her work examined the relationship between police violence and Black Masculinity and the power of art as a tool in identity making. She worked closely with two youth poetry groups in Salvador. Hannah’s undergraduate work at the University of California Berkeley was in the field of interdisciplinary studies where she created her major: Community Health and Empowerment with a minor in Urban Education. Her senior thesis focused on the negative health effects of the Fruitvale Gang Injunction and highlighted work community-based organizations were doing in Oakland to address violence. At the time she was working as a youth mentor with the Homies Empowerment Program, training young people in anti-injunction organizing. In her current role as Coordinator of Community Partnerships with ALL IN Alameda County, Hannah continues to hold sacred the importance of relationships and honoring the experiences and expertise of community members in decision making processes.