Hanan was born and raised in Zakho, Iraq. She completed her schooling in Veterinary Sciences in 1988 at the Agriculture/Animal Protection College in Musol, Iraq. Hanan came to Brack Animal Hospital through the Women’s Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor (WEST) and continued to volunteer in all areas of the hospital after her program finished. In 2006 an opportunity for employment presented itself and she was hired and began training in the grooming department. Hanan has two children, she loves fishing, cooking and grooming cats.