After getting her B.A. in Art History and Communications from Southwestern University, Hannah Schaeffer began her career in state government as a House sergeant at the Texas House of Representatives. Her first full-time position with the state was as an Information Specialist at the Texas Veterans Commission. There, Schaeffer worked with an amazing team of people who had incredible vision and work ethic, which fueled her passion for state government and its employees. In 2016, she moved to the Texas Department of Information Resources, where she provided design, communications and marketing support for programs and events. Before her most recent move to TPEA, Schaeffer served on the Access and Eligibility Services team at the Health and Human Services Commission, in which she worked on web, communications and event projects.