Hannah Payne

Hannah Payne is a master in city planning candidate in Environmental Policy and Planning at MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning. She co-wrote a role-play simulation game based on the public health impacts of climate change that is being used to engage stakeholders in Cambridge during interactive workshops hosted by the Science Impact Collaborative. She is interested in how cities and communities can collaboratively resolve environmental issues and adapt to climate change in inclusive and equitable ways. Her master’s thesis analyzes public engagement processes for climate adaptation in cities across the United States. This past summer she was a summer fellow at the University of Utah’s Environmental Dispute Resolution Program, working on building capacity for collaborative problem solving of environmental conflicts in Utah and the intermountain west. Hannah received her undergraduate degree from Bryn Mawr College.