Hanan Saab serves as APLU's Assistant Director for International Issues within the Office of Congressional & Governmental Affairs. In this role she leads the association's advocacy on higher education issues related to immigration and visa policy, study abroad, international education, international agriculture and international development.
Hanan previously worked at NAFSA: Association of International Educators where she most recently served as Manager for Public Policy and the legislative lead for the organization's Cuba portfolio. Prior to NAFSA, Hanan managed student services for study abroad programs in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa for a D.C.-based education abroad provider.
A Minnesota native, Hanan recently served as an education policy fellow in the Office of U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-MN). She earned her political science degree at the University of Minnesota, where she also began her career at the institution's Learning Abroad Center. Her extensive international experiences include a year of foreign policy study at the American University in Cairo.