Rana is a North Carolina-based researcher in applied Islamic education. Rana received certification in Arabic and Islamic studies, and is pursuing the Alimiyyah Program at the Al Salam Institute. In 2014, Rana received a diploma in Classical Arabic Texts from Cambridge Islamic College. Rana has supported religious and volunteer programs in the USA for over 10 years, leading a Muslim Girls Scouts troop for elementary school girls, a halaqa program for middle school girls, and an Islamic studies program for college and young professionals, among other activities in various mosque and non-profit organizations. Outside of work, she loves spending time with her children and family, in addition to reading and traveling.