Hawa Sissoho

Hawa (she/her) joined Columbia Health in July 2022. As a born and raised New Yorker, Hawa has no trouble juggling the high-speed energy and immediate needs of students at Disability Services. In Hawa’s current role as an Assistant Director of Exam Accommodations, she is responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, and supervising casual employees who serve as scribes, exam proctors; establishes work schedules and manages performance and time and attendance issues; serves as liaison to faculty and other university partners to provide effective accommodations for students with disabilities; maintains accurate student records such as case notes, intake information and all relevant documentation related to accommodations; assists in the day-to-day management of all exam accommodations issues.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and volunteering at various underserved communities and non-profit organizations within the city.


  • Berkeley College
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst

Certifications and Licensure:

  • PMP