She lectures Master students on design research, history, and theory at Academie Libanaise des Beaux Arts, where she is also a member of the pedagogical committee of the Design department (2013-2020).
Her consultancy work focuses on human-centered design with non-profit organizations such as UNRWA for Palestinian refugee camps development in Lebanon (2017-2019) and IOM for Creative & Cultural Industries development in Kurdistan (2017-2018).
Her book, 'Design Education in the Middle East', which was awarded the Cologne Design Prize in 2010 (Germany), marked the beginning of her career in Beirut where she set out to build a collective design community and enhance the understanding of human-centered design & research in the region.
Doreen holds a Master degree from Koeln International School of Design in European Design Studies (Germany), a Product & Service Design degree from The Glasgow School of Art (Scotland), and a bachelor in Communication Design from Notre Dame University (Lebanon).
She is also an avid traveller, speaks six languages (English, Arabic, French, German, Greek and Armenian) and lives in Beirut and Athens.