Naheeda is an elementary teacher, teacher educator and researcher-scholar, from Nairobi, Kenya. She has spent 15 years teaching and consulting in public, independent and international schools in London, Dubai, New York and Mombasa.
In 2016, Naheeda co-founded Mindset Education, a micro-consulting initiative to support teachers in applying science of learning principles to both pedagogy and practice. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in Curriculum Studies from Teachers College, Columbia University, where she also received her M.A. and M.Ed.
Her work at PLUSSED is informed by her expertise across cognitive science, de/colonizing studies, emotional intelligence, identity, teacher knowledge, diversity and social action in curricula and classrooms.