Rana has five years of experience in the nonprofit sector, and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with double minors in Political Science and International Marketing from the University of Jordan. While working as the Grants Administrator Specialist for SFH, her community-minded team player mentality enabled her to be the founder of many community-based initiatives. Previously, Rana worked as a Case Manager for the Danish Refugees Council. She helped raise awareness about amnesty regulations, particularly in civil legal documentation and protection. At the same time, she facilitated programs to help refugees obtain necessary civil documents and worked within a consortium with other partnering organizations on resolving various protection cases. Rana has also worked as a Technical Education Assistant with the Norwegian Refugees Council in Azraq Refugees Camp. In that role, she worked on building the capacity of the youth by guiding adolescents-led initiatives in camps. She also added to the education program by creating the Exam Anxiety Program to help traumatized children achieve better learning outcomes by overcoming their anxieties. Additionally, she refined the tools used in obtaining children’s feedback through the Child Based Complaint Mechanism scheme. Through these experiences, she has developed strong social innovation and project implementation skills, particularly in the education sphere. Rana’s positive self-starting nature in emerging entrepreneurial projects led her to take a further step towards change by establishing EnvaTechs: a startup that uses immersive technologies in Environmental Education in schools.

Host Organization: Halcyon

Role at Halcyon: At Halcyon, Rana will serve as the Incubator Program Support Fellow: providing resources to early-stage social enterprises, training across portfolios, and striving to improve the organization’s impact.