Zeina is working with SPOON Foundation as a Nutrition Scientist. She is a Registered Dietitian and has a PhD in Nutritional Sciences with a focus on international nutrition. Her doctoral work included studies on iron deficiency and night blindness in Nepalese pregnant women and birth outcomes. She completed her postdoctoral training at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, WA where she conducted several research studies investigating the role of nutrition in HIV-associated malignancies in Uganda. At SPOON Foundation, she has designed nutrition and feeding assessments and programs in orphanages and foster care systems spanning Central Asia, South East Asia and the Americas.