Shima comes to Ottawa with a Mathematics background (Honors B.Sc. Azad University of Iran,) and another M.Sc. in IT-Management (University Technology of Malaysia). Shima is currently working towards her M. Sc. in Systems Science at the University of Ottawa. Her research is System dynamics modeling of the impacts of sea level rise and storm surge under the supervision of Professor Daniel Lane, Professor Philippe J. Crabbé and Adjunct Professor Richard Moll as part of C-Change- ICURA project.