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Hannah Irish

Pronouns: she/her

Hannah received two Bachelors of Science in 2020 from the University of Michigan, in the Environment as well as Ecology, Evolution, and Biodiversity. During her undergraduate studies, she used GIS and tax records to research building energy use for the Ann Arbor 2030 District, and presented this information to the city council to help create actionable goals for city-wide carbon neutrality by 2030. She then continued her research into building resource use for the University of Michigan President’s Commission for Carbon Neutrality. There, she contributed to publishing a list of recommendations for new and renovated building construction and operation standards in an effort to work towards a carbon neutral campus. Since graduating, she has been working as an optician at a private optometrist. Through this job experience, Hannah gained insight into the amount of waste in the fields of healthcare and manufacturing, and she is eager to use her observations in cultivating sustainable solutions. Returning to the environmental and ecological field at Bren, she plans to specialize in Corporate Environmental Management where she hopes to learn how to make sustainability an economic prospect for various industries in the private sector.

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