The Pennsylvania Youth Congress
Hansen Bursic
Lead Media Coordinator

Hansen coordinates media work for PYC including photography, videography, social media strategy and web development. His most notable work for PYC includes his work directing the short film “The Toothmans,” a story about a transgender high schooler and her family living in rural McConnellsburg, PA. The project, which was produced by PYC, has won several film awards and toured festivals across the U.S. including Frameline42, the oldest and largest LGBTQ film festival in the world.

A 2016 graduate of Fox Chapel High School outside of Pittsburgh, Hansen was the leader of his high school’s GSA and received the the Brandon Bitner Memorial Award at PYC’s Pennsylvania Youth Action Conference in 2016 for organizing Western Pennsylvania’s first regional GSA summit. Currently, Hansen is in his third year at Temple University in Philadelphia for Film & Media Arts. Hansen is also the founder and president of Temple’s LGBTQ film organization, The Queer Film Collective, and is on the marketing committee at the William Way LGBT Community Center of Philadelphia.