Hanna Mitchell
Year
2019
Chapter
Position
NextGen America

Hanna Mitchell is an organizer and campaigner with a passion for environmental justice. She started organizing after attending a summer training program with the Sierra Student Coalition when she was seventeen and hasn’t stopped since. Originally from Maine, Hanna earned her B.A. in Environmental & Urban Studies from Bard College in New York, focusing on Environmental Policy.  

A 2014 fellowship with the New Organizing Institute placed her in Charlotte, North Carolina where she found herself in the thick of rapid response advocacy to the Dan River coal ash disaster with Greenpeace and local grassroots groups. For three years, she continued to work as an organizer with Greenpeace in NC to improve access to cleaner and cheaper energy options and support the intersecting movement for environmental and social justice. During this time, she co-created and ran a 100% renewable energy initiative for public schools--and met her husband with whom she moved to Austin in the summer of 2017.   

In her current role, Hanna coordinates digital advocacy opportunities to mobilize voters and activists. She also enjoys volunteering with local Austin groups to advocate for workers’ and immigrant rights and served on the outreach committee for WorkStrong Austin’s Paid Sick Days campaign.  

When she’s not organizing, Hanna can be found salsa dancing, cooking up food to share with friends, or running on an Austin greenbelt.