We are delighted to introduce the Newport String Project’s first administrator, Hannah Leheny.
Hannah Leheny was born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island. After studying journalism for two years at the University of Connecticut, Hannah came to realize her true passion was in social justice, community building and anti-racist work. Hannah then decided to finish her undergraduate studies at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA, earning a degree in Sociology and Social Change. During this time, Hannah interned at several non-profit organizations that serve homeless and low-income individuals in the Greater Boston area. Connecting with clients, as well as working behind the scenes in administrative roles, were areas in which Hannah thrived, and set the stage for the type of work she would aspire to do for the rest of her life. Moving back to Rhode Island post-grad, Hannah also believes in the importance of being immersed in ones community. She is persistent in keeping tabs on the art, music, grassroots and non-profit organizations in her area. As the newest staff member of the Newport String Project, Hannah is excited and hopeful about her role as Administrator, and looks forward to becoming a part of this invaluable network.