Hannah Willard

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Staff
Title: 
Senior Policy Director
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Hannah Willard is the Public Policy Director for Equality Florida, the state's largest advocacy organization dedicated securing full equality for Florida's LGBTQ community. Hannah is responsible for all of Equality Florida's work in the Florida Capitol, including the passage of a statewide nondiscrimination bill to protect LGBTQ Floridians . She also manages local policy campaigns, including anti-discrimination ordinances and safe schools policies. Hannah previously led Equality Florida’s marriage campaign during Florida’s victory and through the Supreme Court ruling. 

With a double major in Economics and Women’s Studies from the University of Florida (Go Gators!), Hannah strove to combine her passion for intersectional justice with economic solutions. As an undergraduate she served as an economic consultant in Rwanda with a microfinance institution that extends small business loans to HIV-positive women. Hannah also worked with several organizations in Southeast Asia combating human trafficking through empowerment workshops and psychological aftercare.

Hannah has spent her entire professional life (and much of her personal life, too) advocating for the integrity, dignity, and equal rights of all people. Her passion for human rights has always influenced her ambitions and continues to fuel her motivation to secure full equality for all Floridians.