Hana earned a BS in Marine Science (Biology) and a BA in Animal Studies from Eckerd College in 2022. Through her involvement with the Frick Animal Behavior Lab, she led a study analyzing Amazon River dolphin vocalizations and investigated the parameters of rough-toothed dolphin whistles at Clearwater Marine Aquarium. She began working with the NEFSC as a NOAA Hollings Scholar in 2021, using photo-ID catalogs to study scars on North Atlantic humpback whale flukes caused by non-lethal interactions with killer whales. She continued this project as her Senior Thesis in Marine Science and presented a poster at the 2022 SMM Conference, and she is now working towards publication. In May 2023, she returned to the NEFSC, joining the Passive Acoustic Research Group to conduct baleen whale acoustic analysis.