Zaiba is a History teacher at a large, diverse state secondary school in Oxford. She has been teaching for three years, during which time she has sought to make her curriculum diverse and meaningful for students. Currently, alongside her teaching, she is completing a Master’s in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford. Her work focuses on race and belonging in the history curriculum.

Zaiba is an alumni of University of Liverpool and Runnymede Trust’s Beacon Teacher fellowship on teaching British migration and empire. She was a guest on the Virtually Teachers podcast discussing decolonising the history curriculum.

Zaiba appeared on a Sky News broadcast on teaching black history. She has also contributed to the Historical Association’s quarterly publication, Teaching History, in which she wrote about teaching a more global, disciplinary focused, World War Two using the work of historian, Yasmin Khan.