Hannah Lea Doruelo
Although born and raised in Chicago, Hannah finds family and a piece of home in Iloilo, Manila, California, Hawai’i, Guam, and on the East Coast. Hannah graduated as a Posse Scholar from Pomona College with a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy Analysis, concentration in Psychology, and minor in French. There, she fought to support marginalized students in Student Senate, Advocates for Survivors of Sexual Assault, the Office of Admission, and the Asian American Resource Center. As a student and campus activist, Hannah began to recognize how her diasporic reality intersects with the history of colonization and trauma in the Philippines. She believes in the transformative power of narrative, education, and community in combating structural injustice. As community organizer, Hannah strives to grow AFIRE’s membership for our collective healing and liberation. Previously, Hannah worked as a teacher in the Bay Area with Next Generation Scholars and interned with the Immigrants’ Rights Project at Public Counsel, a nonprofit law firm in L.A.