Get to Know: Hannah Svonavec
Job title: Associate Regulatory Counsel
What you actually do: Lots of researching, reading, and writing about federal regulations
Years at URA: 1 year this month!
Best thing about working at the URA: Feeling like our work makes a positive difference in our City
Favorite project/Most satisfying moment in career: Navigating the unprecedented legal effect of a global pandemic
Education: I studied Sociology, Communication Rhetoric, and Creative Non-fiction Writing followed by Law at the University of Pittsburgh from 2011-2018.
Where you were before the URA: A small insurance defense litigation firm in Pittsburgh
If you were boss for the day: Reassign my contract drafting tasks to Matt and Tynishia ;)
If you weren't at the URA you'd be...searching for an in-house counsel position.
First job: Canvassing for PennEnvironment
Favorite Pittsburgh spot: The main branch of Carnegie Library in Oakland
Favorite restaurant: Ramen Bar
What you like to do when not at work: Hiking, thrift shopping, baking
Secret vice: True crime podcasts
What three words describe you best: Outgoing, diligent, organized
What you’re currently watching on Netflix: GLOW
What song do you have on infinite repeat? "Dancing Queen"
Three favorite foods or three things always in your refrigerator: Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, sticky rice, dill pickles
Three people (living or dead) you’d like to have dinner with: RBG (Ruth Bader Ginsburg), Bill Bryson, Anthony Bourdain
Actress who would play you in a movie: Zooey Deschanel or Linda Cardellini
People would be surprised to know that I...raised livestock - goats, lambs, pigs, chickens, cows - until I moved to Pittsburgh.
Family: I have one younger brother, Logan, who works in the livestock industry.
Pets: I have two miniature dachshunds, Sassy and Tucker—siblings and BFFs.
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