Florence Waya completed her primary education at Teremunga Primary School and thereafter attended Moyo Secondary School, where she obtained her East African Certificate of Education in 1976. She then attended Marid Institute of Education (1981–1983) and obtained a Primary Teacher Certificate of Education. Before joining RMF’s team, Florence worked as a teacher in Sudan at Kaya Primary School (1984–1989). She then returned to Uganda and worked at Inia Primary School in Yumbe (1990–2005) and then as a district counselor in Yumbe (2006–2011). In 2016, Florence secured employment as an RMF Interpreter.
While in school, Florence enjoyed playing netball, singing, participating in athletics, and debating. She is fluent in Arabic, Lugbara, Kakwa, Madi, Kahili, and English.