Rana became principal of the Max Rayne Hand in Hand Elementary School in 2018. Prior to that, she was the principal of the Abdallah Hussein Middle School for Girls in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in East Jerusalem. She also spent years teaching special education to children with hearing impairment. Rana has a BA in special education and an MA in education, specializing in integrating children with learning disabilites and behavioral problems. Rana grew up in Nazareth and now lives in Jerusalem with her husband Adnan and her two children, who both attend Hand in Hand.