Zainah is an insectary supervisor for the Insect for Food Project at Makerere University. She joined the Project as a fellow and researched on developing rations for mass rearing of crickets and grasshoppers. She is also a research associate at Marula Agribusiness, a company that is producing black soldier fly larvae for animal feed. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture, and a Master of Science degree in Animal Science, both from Makerere University. She is a member of the International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists (INWES) and Makerere University Journal club.