Hana Passen is a consultant for New America Local. Her responsibilities include project management, research on networks and best practices in local policy, and support for local journalism projects. She coordinates with New America’s offices across the country as New America develops as a nationally networked organization. Her topics of interest include civic technology and inclusive governance, network management, and intersectionality as it relates to a variety of public policy issues.
Previously, Passen was the special assistant to the president at New America, where she produced research and analysis on topics of interest to Anne-Marie Slaughter, primarily in the fields of international relations and domestic family policy. She also coordinated the business of New America’s board of directors, and streamlined processes in the president’s office.
Passen has worked as an intern with the Liberian Ministry of Health’s National Malaria Control Program, developing content for community behavior change and education materials, analyzing community case management trials to determine best practices, and producing project proposals for UNICEF Funding. She holds a B.A. from Princeton University in classics, with a focus on political theory.