Mrs Gokool graduated from the University of South Africa with a Bachelor of Information Science degree. She has expertise and experience working as a teacher librarian in primary and high school libraries. She holds two certificates in IB librarianship, as well as a certificate of teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) that allows her to teach English in many different places. Shireen worked as a head librarian and a librarian in South Africa before relocating to Dulwich EY Centre Shenzhen in 2016 and becoming the Head Librarian. Mrs Gokool recently earned her diploma as a mental health counselor due to her passion for wellbeing. She likes to keep fit, read, and write in her free time.