Zeeda is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Science and Technology Studies, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya. She received her B.Sc in Ecology from Universiti Malaya; MSc in Environmental Management and Policy from Lund University and PhD in Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Policy from SPRU, University of Sussex. Due to her interdisciplinary background, Zeeda has developed a deep interest to understand the relationship between the development of STI and sustainable development. In addition, Zeeda has is also interested in broader social engagement work. She was appointed as the coordinator of UMCares, the university’s volunteer-based environmental secretariat in 2011 and later the founding Director when it was upgraded into the university’s Community and Sustainability Centre in 2014. She has since taken a break from administrative responsibilities, but is currently leading the University’s Water Warrior Living Lab that looks into action-oriented research in integrated watershed management.