Said is a graduate of the medical school at the Islamic University of Gaza who received a full scholarship to study immunology the the UK's University of Oxford. He has studied and worked in the UK since 2017.
When in Gaza, Said participated in a number of volunteer activities, including the creation of the Gaza branch of the Zedni Club (which organizes book discussions, drama workshops, etc.) along with some of his friends. Said also is interested in writing and reading about politics, history and philosophy.