Hannah Mariam Meherete-Selassie Dereje has a BA in Law/History from the University of Westminster, London UK and an MA in Communication from Bethel University, St. Paul Minnesota USA. She also has a diploma in Journalism from the London School of Journalism.
As a professional she has over 19 years experience in communication, advertising and marketing in the corporate setting in the United Kingdom and the United States. As a Professor of Communication she has taught Communication at various academic institutions in the United States. She is currently a Senior international PR, Communication and Marketing Consultant. She published her memoirs, It Was Only Yesterday in 2018 and is currently working on a film documentary series based on her book. She is also a freelance journalist/writer and news analyst.