Zina holds a degree in International History from the London School of Economics and an MA in Applied Linguistics from King’s College. She also has a PGCE from UCL and a Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (DELTA).
Zina has been teaching for 18 years. Before working for King’s College, Zina spent many years teaching ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) in community colleges and in Further Education. She also taught English at the British Council in Cairo and more recently at refugee camps in Dunkirk and Calais. Prior to being a teacher Zina worked for Amnesty International as a researcher on the North Africa desk.
Raised in Iraq and Lebanon, Zina has also lived in Egypt, Palestine, the USA and Belgium.
Zina’s main area of interest is in materials design which was the basis of her MA dissertation. The focus of the dissertation was in making materials suitable for the needs of refugee students.
In her free time Zina enjoys long distance walking, yoga, cooking, reading, and spending time with family.