Zeina, an Assistant Professor of Architecture, has worked on the creation of an innovative undergraduate program, Sustainable Architecture and Urban Design, within her department. This program, offering a holistic approach, links sustainable development goals to the built environment through a variety of courses. Her postgraduate studies concentrated on sustainable urban design and water management, particularly exploring natural-based solutions for water treatment in community sustainability. Her Ph.D. research delved into water governance in three cities, yielding effective strategies and policies adaptable to the Egyptian context for integrated urban water management. Zeina’s academic journey includes studies in the Water, Energy, Food Technologies Program at the Center for Applied Research on the Environment and Sustainability (CARES) at the American University of Cairo, where they developed the Smartponic system for indoor food production. She actively participated in the Water Sensitive Quseir workshop, focusing on sustainable integrated urban water management for Al Quseir residents in Egypt. She also organized and supervised the Aldaher Heritage workshop in collaboration with RealCity Lab, TU Berlin, and Helwan University, aimed at heritage management, reuse, and conservation solutions. Zeina has served as an instructor at the Kore International Winter School in Sicily, Italy, resulting in tangible interventions in marginalized urban spaces.