Hannah Gdalman

Senior Associate, Financial Services Solutions
Financial Health Network
hgdalman@finhealthnetwork.org

As a Senior Associate on the Financial Services Solutions team, Hannah supports financial services providers with research, tools, and insights to prioritize consumer financial health. She believes that the issue of financial health is more far-reaching than many people think, requiring attention and collaboration across industries to build a stronger financial future. 

Hannah joined the Financial Health Network as a Stevenson Center Fellow, drawn to the organization’s consistent focus on improving financial health as well as its progressive and collaborative work culture. She now contributes to a variety of consulting and research initiatives as an Associate, working to better understand and improve the financial well-being and resiliency of individuals and communities nationwide. 

Previously, Hannah held roles in higher education, hospitality, and the nonprofit sector, where she focused on program management. She also served with the Peace Corps in Guatemala, where she worked on an integrated youth development project in rural, indigenous communities.   

Hannah holds her master’s degree from Illinois State University and her bachelor’s degree from Knox College. 

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