Hannah Jaicks

Hannah Jaicks is an interdisciplinary scientist with a passion for helping people as well as animals. Since age 15, Hannah has worked in diverse communities around the world, and has studied and cared for over 30 species of wild and captive animals, including hyenas, bats, giraffes, penguins, orangutans, gorillas, warthogs, and many others. She received her Ph.D. and M.A. in Environmental Psychology from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and her B.A. in Biology and Psychology from Swarthmore College. During the workweek, Hannah spends her time working to advance the mission of Future West, a Bozeman-based nonprofit that helps western communities design and secure the future they want. In her position as Program Manager, Hannah's work entails developing stronger avenues of dialogue and building capacity amongst the public, decision-makers, and scientists to ensure healthy working lands, ecosystems, and communities are all maintained. In the evenings and on the weekends, you'll find her on the sidelines coaching her (back-to-back) state champions, the Bozeman High School Girls Lacrosse Team. A Bozeman resident, Hannah's passion revolves around place identity and place attachment in order to help landowners and wildlife retain the resources, health, and amenities of this western landscape.