Statement prepared by Catherine Semcer and presented by Hannah Downey for the U.S. Department of the Interior's International Wildlife Conservation Council on market approaches for wildlife conservation in Africa.
Policy and Partnerships Coordinator
Hannah Downey is the policy and partnerships coordinator at PERC, helping to bring PERC ideas to the policy world. After being introduced to PERC her freshman year of college, she pursued the ideas of free market environmentalism and became a research assistant as a senior. She graduated from Montana State University with degrees in economics and political science in 2015.
Though she grew up in the Midwest, Hannah was lucky enough to spend her summers in Montana. Throughout college she worked as a backpacking guide in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness. Hannah now calls Bozeman home and fills her spare moments with skiing, mountain biking, and enjoying the wonderful outdoors.