Research Associate for LGBT Progress at the Center for American Progress
Hannah Hussey is a Research Associate for LGBT Progress at American Progress. Prior to joining American Progress, Hannah served as coordinator for the Massachusetts Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning Youth, an independent state agency dedicated to recommending policies, programs, and resources for LGBT youth to thrive. In that role, Hannah helped write and implement policy recommendations to 15 state agencies on topics including education, health, foster care, juvenile justice, housing, immigration, transportation, and workforce development. She also led an initiative to create a comprehensive map and database of culturally competent services available to LGBT youth throughout the state to improve accessibility and identify resource gaps.
Previously, Hannah held internships with MassEquality and the Boston Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights. She has also worked for a consulting agency specializing in social enterprise and spent several years as a freelance reporter. Originally from Maine, Hannah received her B.A. in sociology and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies from Tufts University, where she completed a capstone project examining the contributions of feminist and queer theory to asexuality studies.