Saina was born in Abadan, Iran, and moved to the US with her family in 1990. She received a B.S. degree in biology from University of Incarnate Word before becoming an optometrist. She is currently an instructor and clinician at University of Texas Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science. Saina was the class president and president of Multi-Cultural Foundation while in school. She has been a member of several Iranian-American organizations such as ICF Houston and PAAIA. In addition to Persian and English, she is fluent in Spanish. Saina plays tennis, loves to travel and read, and an expert in Hokm.