Hannah was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, one of the few Jews in a public school dominated by a socially conservative, white majority. It was against this homogeneous backdrop (which featured the Confederate Rebel as her school’s mascot), that Hannah, as class president and founder of her high school’s Human Rights Club, began paving her lifelong path as a truth-seeking hustler, engaging community in creative acts of social justice. Since high school, Hannah has collaborated with her peers to create documentaries, murals, demonstrations, marketing campaigns, and events to support humanitarian efforts and inspire greater inter-community dialogue worldwide. Today, Hannah works as a freelance marketing strategist and filmmaker and has directed and produced films for the Alicia Keys Foundation, The Malala Fund, and the U.N. She has shared her independent work around the world, including at the 2014 TED Conference and at India’s INK Conference. In May 2016, Hannah founded BeingWith: an NYC-based event series, and empathy-education platform, engaging a community of hundreds onsite and online. The experimental project investigates hard-to-talk-about topics through a transformational process. BeingWith brings together a team of leading performance artists, storytellers, and experience designers to create “immersive-empathy journeys” that invite the audience to be radically open and create new possibilities for personal and social healing and action. This year, BeingWith will expand with more events, a podcast, consulting and facilitator training services, and with new content focused on building community resilience in the face of America’s current political reality.