Amanda Hahnel

Associate Innovation Director

Amanda Hahnel is an Associate Innovation Director at Commonwealth. She specializes in developing teams and partners to design innovative financial products and services, test pilots, and evaluate outcomes and potential for scale. She has worked to implement prize-linked savings products in four states and supported prize-linked savings innovations in multiple settings and contexts.  Prior to joining Commonwealth, she worked on microfinance policy in Chennai, India focusing on cost of capital reductions for microfinance institutions. She holds a Masters in Business Administration with concentrations in Strategy, Finance, and Entrepreneurship from Penn State University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Spanish, and International Relations from Tufts University.