Rana Abdel Sattar grew up in Beirut, Lebanon. She completed her undergraduate degree at University of California, Berkeley in Civil and Environmental Engineering then worked for two years as a transportation engineer for a private consulting firm. At CU Boulder, Rana is a graduate MS student in Environmental Engineering with a focus in Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene and aspires to become an engineer who can create a sustainable impact locally and globally. She is currently completing an intensive leadership training program with the Volunteer Resource Center to become a Site Leader for Alternative Breaks. Her role will entail planning, organizing and leading a community-based service project during the Spring 2019 break. She is also involved with the Engineering without Borders (EWB) Guatemala team.
Her past international volunteering experience includes being a Saha Global field representative in Tamale, Ghana where she trained 3 local women on how to treat their village’s contaminated dugout water source and how to operate and manage the water business as entrepreneurs within their community.
In her free time, Rana enjoys soccer, hiking, and playing guitar.