Zeineb has a diverse background in research and in communication, mostly related to environmental sciences and in science-policy contexts. She graduated from the University of Carthage, Tunisia, as an agriculture engineer, with a concentration in water resources and the environment. She holds a MSc and a Ph.D. in oceanography from the University of Quebec at Rimouski with a concentration in aquatic chemistry, where she worked with different research teams in Canada, Spain, France, Brazil, Turkey, and the United States. Zeineb was also a research assistant at the University of Quebec in Montreal and her research was mainly focused on aquatic bacteria and water biochemistry.
Apart from academia, Zeineb has worked with a North American think-tank on Water, the Great Lakes Commission. Her role as a Government of Quebec Intern (Ministry of International Affairs), was to participate in communication and in sustainable development projects as well as in building intergovernmental relationships between the member states and provinces.