Hannah Hopper joined Emerald Youth Foundation as a response to the calling to serve in the inner-city neighborhood where she grew up.
Prior to joining Emerald Youth, Hannah worked for a leading local public relations company and in state and local government, most recently as deputy for operations for Governor Bill Haslam.
A Knoxville native and graduate of Fulton High School, Hannah holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee where she studied political science and English, and a master of arts from The Nelson and Sue Andrews Institute for Civic Leadership at Lipscomb University. She is also a graduate of Leadership Knoxville.
She serves on the staff of Volunteer Girls State, as a member of the school board for Berean Christian School, and as a member of the Knox County Election Commission.
Hannah is a self-described "lover of art, music, and Diet Coke." She and her husband, Phillip, have a son and make their home in north Knoxville with their foxhound, Hank.