Hannah Mae Balisi was born and raised in Rizal, Philippines. In 2022, she earned a thesis award and graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Science Major in Psychology from St. Paul University Quezon City. During her collegiate years, she was active in participating in the annual event of the Psychological Association of the Philippines-Junior Affiliates. Hannah became passionate in Psychology at a young age out of her curiosity in the complexity of the human mind. She is very ardent to change the preconceived notions about Psychology in the Philippines and gear the discipline towards a scientific-based approach. In March of 2023, she joined Leave a Nest Philippines to help advocate the use of science and technology to solve societal problems and to help advance the understanding of science and technology in the Philippines.