Ms. Hassan is both Dutch and Somali. She is an experienced human resource manager and worked with various government offices, and currently lives in Hargeisa (Somaliland). She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration and Management at Leiden University, which was followed by a Bachelor of Business in European Studies. Later she received a Master of Science diploma for International Relations at Amsterdam University. In Hargeisa, she has been involved with the Ministry of Interior to improve human resources processes.