Faiza Sultan was born in the city of Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan in 1971.
She pursued her higher studies at Mosul University, Faculty of Education, where she majored in the English language, graduating in 1994.
She obtained the second prize in the short story competition at the university for her story entitled The Assassination of a Head.
She took up theater acting and starred in English plays at the University of Mosul. She obtained the best actor award.
She worked for humanitarian organizations, including The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). She directed and starred in short plays for mothers’ health education. She later adapted them for the radio.
She was forced to leave Iraq in 1996. She currently lives in Washington State in the USA. She published her poems in various cultural events. She is currently preparing to publish her first poetry collection, entitled: Fragments: A Dream, a Love and a War.
She is the President of Translation4all, Inc., an international translation agency.
She is the founder of Darsafi for Publication and Distribution, LLC.
She is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Translators Association (ATA).
She is the founder and acting administrator of the Arabic Division within the American Translators Association (ATA).
She is a former president of the Northwest Translators & Interpreters Society (NOTIS).
She previously taught at Bellevue College in Washington State.
She designed and developed the teaching curricula for the Arabic and Kurdish languages for the Institute of Languages in USA.