Emma Hance

Program Manager and Strategic Planning Specialist, Readiness Institute at Penn State
Email: hance.emma@psu.edu

Emma HanceEmma is the Program Manager and Strategic Planning Specialist for the Readiness Institute at Penn State. In her role, Emma plans and manages the Readiness Institute’s portfolio of programs, paying special attention to the long-term goals, strategy, and sustainability of the Readiness Institute. By incorporating elements of STEAM education, project-based learning, and mentorship, Emma engages Penn State resources and community partners to help Pittsburgh area high school students achieve their post-secondary education goals and become community and future ready. 

Emma holds a B.A. and B.Phil. from Penn State, Schreyer Honors College, and a M.S.Ed. from Johns Hopkins University. Prior to joining the Readiness Institute, Emma served as the Program Manager for the Robert and Patty Tunno CITY (Community Innovation Training for Youth) program at the Penn State Center Pittsburgh and taught secondary mathematics within the Detroit Public Schools and the Pittsburgh Public Schools.