Maria Zafar has 12 years of combined experience in the field of academia and industry. She received her MS degree from National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Lahore. She is a Certified Cisco Network Academy instructor and has been providing trainings to Saudi Aramco employees as an independent trainer. She brings with her an excellent higher education academic, industrial collaboration and administrative record. Ms. Maria’s research interests include renewable energy resources and computer networking solutions to cater data management issues. Her academia action research strand focuses on multidisciplinary curriculum development, inclusive learning and participatory engagement in a collaborative research environment to support teaching & learning in lifelong sector.