Bennett Hanson

Researcher

Bennett Hanson joined Global Press in 2018. As the newsroom's researcher, Bennett collects, organizes and deciphers materials that he uses to track ongoing trends and provide accurate and insightful information for Global Press stories. Leveraging access to databases and historical maps and photos, he enhances the shoe-leather reporting of Global Press reporters.

Bennett graduated from Western Washington University in 2015 with a double major, balancing international studies with print journalism. Shortly after graduating, Bennett passed the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service Officer Test and provided research and writing for the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund. He then drove across the country to work for Bridge International Academies in Boston, where, along with writing culturally-attentive educational materials for children in five countries, he managed a team of six curriculum writers split between Boston and Hyderabad, India.

In his spare time, Bennett hops on his bike, shoots film photography, makes collages on antique postcards and adds to his eclectic collection of music.