Prior to joining King's Academy in 2009 as a faculty member in the Department of Physical and Life Sciences, Lina Shaheen Elkarmi spent 17 years in a variety of teaching and managerial posts related to the world of science. Born and raised in Kuwait, she obtained her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in entomology from Ain Shams University and Texas A&M University respectively.
Ms. Shaheen Elkarmi served as a research assistant in the Entomology Department while completing her Master's degree, as well as in the Agricultural Extension Services of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). She went on to hold several teaching and administrative positions in academia, including head of biology and integrated sciences at the New English School in Amman. She has participated in various science-related training courses such as training in school-based assessment in biology and child development.