Hanna Gregor is a Project Assistant at Chapin Hall and a 2018 Lawrence A. Kimpton Fellow. Gregor supports Chapin Hall’s work with the Maryland Department of Human Services, providing capacity building services to develop and implement a range of child welfare system transformation efforts toward improved outcomes for vulnerable children and families.
Prior to joining Chapin Hall, Gregor worked at the Violence, Law, and Politics Lab at the University of Chicago’s Social Science Research Center. Working with Dr. Robert Vargas, Gregor used geospatial analysis and qualitative research methods to examine the interaction between police districting, aldermanic gerrymandering and block level incidences of violence in order to move beyond a social and neighborhood-bound conception of violence. In April 2018, Gregor completed a bachelor’s thesis on the processes of gentrification in Chicago’s Near South Side, as catalyzed and publicized by the announcement of the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park. Prior to 2017, Gregor interned with the Invisible Institute, where she worked on geospatial analysis and design, and with the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, where she supported work on policy projects, funding structures, and community-based planning.
Gregor received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Chicago, where she graduated with departmental honors.
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, University of Chicago