Hannah Hardesty is a 2020-2021 Fellow at OneMagnify. She hails from Louisville, Kentucky where she studied communications and sociology in college. Outside of work, Hannah is a bounce and barre instructor, and enjoys working out any chance she gets.

Tell us about your host company and your role in the organization.

I am a social media coordinator at OneMagnify. Through my role at OneMagnify I plan, create, and manage monthly content calendars for social media. I also oversee and manage social campaigns, and summarize data for clients to develop their social media strategy.

In her role as a social media coordinator, Hannah provides support for Ford Motor Company’s Michigan Central development. Hannah’s growing knowledge of the Detroit community and non-profit organizations has enabled the OneMagnify team to understand the challenges our clients are facing and better support their community engagement efforts.

— Elizabeth Blaszkiewicz, Senior Manager, Social Media @ OneMagnify

Hannah volunteering with the OneMagnify Greenify team.

Tell us about the challenge project you’re currently working on; what are you learning from the experience?

We just started our second challenge project with Npower. In our previous challenge project with Focus Hope, I was selected as one of the project leads. I enjoyed expanding my leadership skills while contributing to such an impactful cause. I am excited for others to have leadership opportunities as we move into our next challenge.

How do you hope to impact the community as a Fellow?

I moved to Detroit from Louisville, Kentucky at the beginning of 2020. It is important to me that I give back to the community I live in. I am looking forward to growing my knowledge and giving back to the community I now call home.

Meet Hannah!

Since becoming a Fellow, what is something new that you have learned?

Since becoming a Fellow I have learned so much about Detroit, the community, and the organizations and businesses that make up this city.

What are you most looking forward to as a Fellow this year?

I am looking forward to building my professional and social network as a Fellow.

If someone is reading this and considering applying to be a Fellow, why would you encourage them to apply?

Challenge Detroit is a great opportunity to expand your social network and impact in the community. I would encourage anyone new to this growing city to apply to this program.