Hannah Phillips

Assistant Director, Development; Researcher,
Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

Hannah is a nonprofit development professional with a background in Social Work and Public Policy with a gender justice focus. She obtained her BSW from the University of Vermont and a Graduate Certificate in Gender Studies, Leadership & Public Policy from the University of Massachusetts Boston. During the course of her undergraduate studies, she focused her research and clinical practice work on domestic and sexual violence. Prior to her work at the Institute, she was the Senior Policy Fellow at the Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement at Boston City Hall, where she focused her research and advocacy on gender-based violence and sex trafficking prevention. Recognizing the documented link between the objectification of women and girls in media and a culture of violence against women, Hannah turned her focus towards gender justice in media. She has been a researcher with the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media since 2017 and the Assistant Director of Development for the Institute since January 2020.