Shaheen graduated from Bradford College, UK with a B.Ed (Hons) in 2010. She worked for five years in a Primary school in Bradford, UK, as a class teacher and then Phase Leader. During this time Shaheen had responsibility for assessment and mentoring. Following this she worked at an international school in Abu Dhabi as a Grade Leader and Grade 1 teacher.
Before teaching, Shaheen was a fashion designer in Hong Kong and the UK. Shaheen enjoys keeping fit, sewing and cooking, as well as reading for pleasure.