Zainab Haider obtained her Masters of Science in Community and Regional Planning at the University of Texas at Austin. Her undergraduate degree was in interdisciplinary urban affairs/urban history. Zainab Haider is a Texas Master Naturalist, and currently works as a City Planner for a suburb of Austin, Texas. Previously, she homeschooled her children and ran a Forest School co-op in Austin. Zainab has been involved with many projects including the Austin City Wide Iftar, the Shia Sisters Convention, and Kisa Kids. Her interests include nature studies, psychology, poetry, sketching, and parenting research.