Sep 29, 2020
Hannah Denys & Sonja Bahr
Central Asia Institute

Hannah Denys is Central Asia Institute’s communications director. She came to Bozeman by way of Dubois, Wyo., where she worked for two seasons as a wrangler at the Bitterroot Ranch. Before coming out West, she was communications coordinator for The Constitution Project, a bipartisan policy organization in Washington, D.C., and communications and development associate at Karamah: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights in Washington, D.C. Denys holds a master’s degree in Middle Eastern studies from the University of Chicago, and a bachelor’s degree in anthropology, sociology, and archaeology from St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

Sonja Bahr is Central Asia Institute’s senior development officer. Before coming to CAI, Sonja spent over a decade in the nonprofit field with most of that time devoted to the advancement of the arts and education. She holds an AA from the Art Institute of Seattle and a BA in Liberal Studies from Montana State University. Sonja is a Montana native and long-time Bozeman resident active in the community. Currently, she serves on the Board of Directors for the Compassion Project, a grassroots organization dedicated to promoting arts-based educational projects that cultivate compassion for others, oneself, and the environment.