Hannah Eisler Burnett is a Research and Communications Assistant at the Center, where she mainly works on social media initiatives and digital communications. She is a PhD Candidate in the Anthropology Department at the University of Chicago, where her research focuses on the social and human dimensions of ecological restoration on the Gulf Coast of the United States. In her previous work with the Center, Hannah helped with events related to Questions for a Resilient Future and with interviews for the Spirit of Agriculture project.
Before joining the Center, Hannah worked with the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History, and she was the Lazarus Post-Graduate Fellow at the Yale Sustainable Food Project. She holds an MA from the University of Chicago, where she won the 2018 Albert Prize for best Master's Thesis in Anthropology, and a BA from Yale University, where she earned Distinction in the Literature Major.