Mayada Shahrokhi is married with 2 children. Her daughter Dina is 29 and her son Sami is 24 and she goes by her nickname May. She originally grew up in Kuwait, and in 1982 she  moved to Houston, Texas. May has an undergraduate degree from the University of Houston/Downtown in Applied Math and she has a Master's of Science & “ABD” in Applied Math from the University of Houston as well. Since September 2009, May taught at U of H and the University of Houston/Downtown for 9 years before becoming a full time Mathematics Professor as well as a "Lead Faculty member at Lone Star College Cy- Fair. “  On September 20, 2015 she became a licensed Realtor.