Rawan Harirah

woman wearing a scarf posing with a book

Where are you from?

League City is the only home I've ever known. It's home to my alma maters, my League City Elementary Mustangs, and my Clear Creek High School Wildcats!

How long have you been a League City resident? What brought you to League City?

In 2000, my family moved to League City. My father is a physician, so we moved for employment opportunities. Now, I am following him, in parallel, with a career in healthcare administration.

What do you like most about League City?

I enjoy that League City has stayed true to itself throughout the incredible growth it has seen.

What is your favorite restaurant in League City?

Kelley's Country Cookin'! And, I love to catch them on Fridays to get their chicken and dumplings special! Delicious, country, soul food!

What is your current occupation and educational background?

Currently, I am employed as an Administrative Coordinator at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in the Regional Maternal and Child Health Program (RMCHP) within UTMB's Ambulatory Operations. I have a Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) degree and a background in political science and public administration.

Did you recently graduate from Citizens University? What did you learn that you previously didn’t know about League City government?

Yes, I graduated from Citizens University in December 2018. Through Citizens University, I learned about the efforts and commitment of our League City management, City Council, Police Department, and Fire Department to keep League City one of the strongest cities in Texas.

What is your favorite place to visit in League City?

In League City, Helen Hall Library remains my favorite place. I spent so much time in the library. Throughout the years while growing up in League City, I joined summer reading programs, became a tutor and was also a volunteer for the teen reading section. Through volunteering, I learned how to assist others by identifying their needs. I credit the library for teaching me how to be a professional. If I ever become a leader, I would credit it to the Helen Hall Library. It enriched my life in so many ways.

What are your favorite books? 

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas and Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World by Linda Hirshman.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

In my spare time, I like to spend time with my brothers, volunteer in our communities, bike ride through my subdivision, and work out at LA Fitness.