program management•strategic partnerships•social impact•
business strategy•digital media • content creation
Hana thrives at the intersection of creativity and organization, that sweet spot where ideas become real. A natural planner, she loves to dig in and make things happen.
Eager to use her skills for positive change, Hana is most excited by social innovation and the application of technology, business, and design to tackle complex problems. Every day she unleashes her enthusiasm at SYPartners—a strategy and design consultancy driving human-led transformation for some of the world's most influential organizations.
A proud multipotentialite, Hana's diverse background also includes: promoting the use of data science to create socially just cities at the Urban Big Data Centre, leading teams to deliver innovative digital solutions at Equator, activating social impact campaigns for global brands at GOOD, and managing policy guidance for United Nations resolutions at the U.S. Department of State.
Her 10+ years of experience span the US and UK, public and private sector, and organizations large and small. Having worked with people from all walks of life—designers, developers, policymakers, and researchers—Hana's deep sense of empathy, matched with an ability to balance problem solving and imagination, makes her an invaluable team player and keen collaborator.
Raised in a Filipino-American family in the Midwest before moving abroad to study and work across 5 different countries, Hana now calls Brooklyn, NY home. Her multicultural background fuels her endless curiosity, prompting her travels through nearly 40 nations. Adventurous at heart, she explores the great outdoors at every possible chance—having ‘bagged’ several Scottish munros and independently trekked in the Everest Region of the Himalayas.
Hana holds a Master of Public Affairs from IU SPEA, the highest ranked MPA program in the nation, and a Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship from IU Kelley School of Business. She graduated from Indiana University with BA degrees in Political Science and International Studies, and studied Spanish abroad in Mexico, Peru, and Argentina.
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Senior Program Manager
Business & Communications Officer
Partnerships & Strategy
MPA International Public Policy
CERT Social Entrepreneurship
BA Political Science
BA International Studies
Event Design and Delivery
Business Strategy & Operations
Digital Media & Communication
Strategic Partnerships & Client Services
Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) + Estimation & Planning, Scrum Alliance (from Sept 2016)
CMS experience: Umbraco, Wordpress, Squarespace
Tools: InDesign, PM programs (Monday, Asana, Basecamp, Jira, Smartsheet, Trello, Workamajig), Squarespace, MailChimp, Google Analytics, Planoly, Hootsuite, Umbraco, Qualtrics, GDrive, ArcGIS, Excel, PowerPoint, Keynote
Spanish: Intermediate proficiency
University of Glasgow Staff Recognition & Reward – Exceptional contribution (2015)
Clara Jovan Goodbody Award – Selected by IU faculty to receive graduate scholarship (2009)
Rosemary V. Tanner Award – Exemplary leadership, civic engagement, merit (2008)
Benjamin A. Gilman Award – Nationally-competitive scholarship for study abroad (2008)
Edward L. Hutton Honors College Awards – Professional experiences, merit (2008)