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Science Program Management Leader
Hannah Giddens is the Science Program Coordinator onboard the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum. Hannah graduated from the College of Charleston with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology. During her early career Hannah began working in educational outreach, including for the South Carolina Maritime Foundation and at Patriots Point. Since 2012 Hannah has overseen and developed the content for science programming both on and off the ship for Patriots Point.
Her work at Patriots Point has enabled her to circle back to marine biology and initiate citizen science programs, community programs, professional development and relationships with the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium, College of Charleston, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, and Charleston County Parks and Recreation among others. Hannah has cherished the ability to continue to engage with the scientific community and create opportunities for scientists, educators and graduate students to connect and was the 2020 President of the South Carolina Marine Educators Association of which she is still an active member. She is most proud of living a full life with systemic lupus and her step-daughter Skyler.