Devin Hahn creates video content for BU Today, Bostonia online, and The Brink. He is a producer, a cameraman, an editor, and, under duress, a writer.
Born, raised, and educated in California, Devin studied anthropology and documentary filmmaking at UCLA, spent a few years in Los Angeles making behind-the-scenes featurettes for ultra-low-budget films, and then moved to Boston.
In his work as a BU video producer, Devin has traveled to 15 countries on 6 continents. He has reported on subjects as diverse as health economics in Johannesburg, Naval flight training in Texas, biodiversity in the Galapagos Islands, the growth of the middle class in China, teaching and learning during the coronavirus pandemic, and the physics of cheating in Major League Baseball. He has worked with many prominent members of the BU community, including former US Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, New York Times reporter David Carr, Brooklyn Brewery brewmaster Garrett Oliver, celebrity chef Chris Fischer, and Mayor Thomas M. Menino.
Devin earned his MFA in creative writing at BU, which has made it all the more difficult for him to avoid writing assignments.