Hana is a Marine Corps veteran and Marine Corps spouse. She served 10 years active duty in the Marine Corps as an aviation ordnance technician. She is an Iraq war veteran and deployed as part of the Unit Deployment Program to Iwakuni, Japan. As a Marine Corps recruiter, Hana was named Recruiting Station Orange’s “Rookie Recruiter of the Year” in 2009.
After being honorably discharged in 2012, she attended Texas A&M University and received her Bachelor of Science degree. During this time, she was a member of Texas A&M’s Student Veterans Association. She graduated Magna Cum Laude and was a recipient of the Henry Ross Scholastic Achievement Award.
Hana is currently the spokesperson for The Cuddy Family Foundation for Veterans, a startup whose mission is to combat veteran homelessness. In August 2021, she started her Master of Professional Studies in Applied Demography at Penn State. She served as an advisory board member at MFAN for the 2018-2020 cohort and is excited to serve again.
Hana and her husband, Nick, have been married for 13 years and have two children together. Since getting out of the Marine Corps, Hana has been a proud Marine spouse and support system for her husband as he continues to serve. She is very passionate about veteran’s issues (specifically women), military children, wounded servicemembers, traumatic brain injury/PTSD, and the challenges that come with dual active duty servicemembers.
Hana and her husband have been at seven duty stations so far. They currently reside in Monterey, California at the Naval Post Graduate School with their daughter, Dannika, and their son, Mattis.