Waffaa Hanna is originally from Egypt. She has a degree in Chemical Engineering but she chose to build a career in student support services. She has over 20 years of experience in higher education. Her last position was a Program Director at Heald College. She has been in this country for more than 35 years and lived in three states: Indiana, New York, and now California. She is married, has 2 married sons, and 3 grandchildren.