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Hi, I'm Hanan



I was born in Oklahoma and raised in Benghazi, Libya. Libya is in North Africa, so I’m Arabic, African, and American!
I moved to Auburn in 2008 and married my husband who has lived in Auburn since 1990. We raised our two children here and they graduated from Auburn High School.


I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Benghazi University. I was lonely when I moved here. I was a Girl Scout guide, but the only other person I knew was my husband. Soon after I arrived, I signed up for a class at the Auburn Senior Citizen’s Center titled “Howto Write Your Life Story”.

A classmate introduced me to volunteering at a local food bank. I later volunteered at the White River Valley Museum and both the Auburn and Muckleshoot libraries. In 2010,

I started to volunteer with Auburn police doing clerical work so officers can focus on keeping you safe. I also went to work at Boeing.
In 2018 I was awarded an appreciation pin for outstanding services to the Girl Scouts of Western Washington. In 2019 I was proud to complete 30 years of volunteering with the Girl Scouts and this year I will be awarded the Girl Scout Honor pin.I also volunteer as an income tax preparer with United Way of King County in Auburn to help seniors and low-income people file their taxes for free.  In 2022 I was appointed by Mayor Nancy Backus, and approved by the city council, to serve on the City of Auburn
Planning Commission to help Auburn better plan for the future.  I am also a Boy Scout Volunteer working with scouts pursuing their chemistry Merit Badge.

My main hobby is archery. I am an archery instructor for the Girl Scouts in Auburn. I am a level II USA archery instructor, so I can teach girls and leaders who want to be certified.  For both my volunteer work with Girl Scouts and United Way, I earned both bronze and gold
President’s Service volunteer awards.

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