Hannah Downey

Hannah Downey

Policy and Partnerships Coordinator

Hannah Downey is the policy and partnerships coordinator at PERC, helping to bring PERC ideas to the policy world. Her writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, The Hill, The Salt Lake Tribune, and local papers. 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.

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Articles by Hannah Downey

Henderson Island Plastic Pollution Pickup

While there’s still much to do to solve the problem of plastics pollution in our oceans, the Henderson Island plastic pollution expedition shows how efforts by private groups and innovative repurposing can be parts of the solution.