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Nana Apenem Hanson-Hall, Applied Researcher; Parent Board Member

Nana Apenem Hanson-Hall is an applied researcher with more than a decade of experience designing, implementing, and evaluating development and public health interventions around the world. She is a Senior Specialist for Research on Violence Against Women and Children at International Justice Mission and is passionate about health equity, holistic well-being, and amplifying the voices and actions of the most vulnerable.

She also volunteers with the Sasha Bruce Youth Network and serves during various events with Grace Meridian Hill Church. She’s previously volunteered in youth tutoring and mentoring programs in DC, New York, Maryland, and Louisiana.

As a firm believer in equity as a key ingredient for well-being, she seeks to support the partnerships between educational institutions and families that edify children of all backgrounds. She has seen the positive impacts of the Rocketship model on her children over the last five years and chose to serve on the board to help strengthen both Rocketship’s impact and the broader educational system in DC.

Nana holds a Bachelors’s in Psychology from Georgetown University, a Master’s in Public Health and International Development from Tulane University, and a Doctorate in Public Health Education from Loma Linda University.