Hanna Pincus

Business Operations Lead

As a Business Operations Lead, Hanna is dedicated to building rigorous, human centred, and consistent operations across all of IDEO.org’s three studios, supporting teams and creating conditions for great design to happen. Hanna thrives diving deep into complexity and organizational chaos, and is passionate about making the complicated and tedious feel effortless and manageable, all while protecting and building IDEO.org’s creative culture.

Before joining IDEO.org, Hanna was at Nordic International Support Foundation, a nonprofit based in Norway dedicated to supporting the state-building and reconciliation processes necessary to stabilize fragile political environments. She has also worked in diplomacy at the Royal Norwegian Embassy to the United States, has a breadth of experience in management and coordination within the cultural sphere (in particular music and film festivals), and has been freelancing within journalism and videography.

Hanna holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Geography and Russian Studies from the University of Oslo, and a Joint Erasmus Mundus masters degree from the University of Amsterdam and the University of Aarhus in Journalism, Media and Globalization. In 2013, she was a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, where she focused on film making. When Hanna is not at work, you are likely to find her biking around the city, at a rooftop film screening or at a concert.

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