Hanh works within the development team at LIFT-Los Angeles, working on development-specific projects that facilitate the continued growth and sustainability of the Los Angeles office. Hanh supports fundraising efforts in institutional grant writing and project management, back office and operational services, gift stewardship, communications support, volunteer recruitment and training, and events coordination.
Hanh LIFTs because she believes in the strength of community organizing. Hanh was raised in a working-class immigrant household, and understands the difficulties of living in poverty as a person of color, which is why she finds community building essential to the problem of institutional inequity.
Hanh graduated from Wesleyan University with a bachelor’s degree in American Studies with a concentration in Race and Ethnicity. At Wesleyan, Hanh was involved in various advocacy groups, including First Class, which sought to build support networks for first-generation and low-income students on campus. Hanh was also part of the Equity Task Force as the LGBTQ+ representative, a board created to build a resource center on campus for marginalized communities at Wesleyan. Before working at LIFT, Hanh interned as a Development Intern with the Asian American Writer’s Workshop, which seeks to broaden narratives of Asian Americans in literature and media.