Trisha Hahn joined the Demos team in June 2016. She grew up on Long Island and graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University at Albany, SUNY with a B.A in Political Science and History; and went on to earn her M.A of Public Administration from Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy. Since earning her degrees Trisha has continued her education at NYU, earning a certificate in Global Philanthropy.
While earning her degrees, Trisha worked as a research assistant for several prominent research projects, such as the “Big Allied and Dangerous Database,” and as an undergraduate research fellow with the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START). In the spring of 2011 she began her work in public service as an Intern in the Albany Regional Office of Senator Kristin Gillibrand. Taking advantage of her time studying abroad at the University of Nottingham, she has traveled extensively and so far has visited over 20 different countries. After completing her master’s degree Trisha spent a year teaching English in Hanam Si, South Korea. Back in the United States, she returned to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s NYC Office to work as a constituent affairs caseworker. Here, she helped constituents with a variety of issues, especially those pertaining to the Department of Veterans Affairs and the US Armed Services. Prior to working at Demos, Trisha managed the office of one of NYC’s top 5 lobbying firms, Constantinople and Vallone Consulting. She is excited to be able to take her experience gained from travel, her education, and work, and to apply it to Demos’ mission.