Mrs. Khouri studied at Birzeit College (when it was a high school) and went on to obtain a bachelor’s degree from Southwestern University in the United States. She returned to work at Birzeit College from 1954-1960 as an Executive Secretary and Registrar. She then volunteered in the post of Secretary General and Personnel from 1974 until 1977 during the transitional period of the college becoming a university.
Mrs. Khouri is a founding member of the Board of Trustees and was a founding member of Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Centre before her retirement in 2012. She was President of the YWCA in Palestine and head of al Zuhour Kindergarten in Jerusalem.
Mrs. Khouri recently published her memoires entitled Reflections from Palestine: A Journey of Hope.