I hold a Master’s in Science (MSc) in Applied Environmental Science. I am currently pursuing a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) at the Global Change Institute at Witwatersrand University, with the supervision of Professor Robert Scholes. I am the founder & member of Black Women in Science (BWIS) a registered non-profit organization which aims at providing scientific and research skills for science students and graduates. I was selected as the 200 Mail and Guardian Young South Africans, under the education sector 2016. I am a Mandela Washington Fellow 2017, selected for my contribution in Civic Leadership development in Africa. I am also a Greenmatter Fellow for my academic research in climate change and agriculture. I have been listed as the Top 50 most Inspiring Women in Tech in South Africa in 2017, which is an award issued by the Kingdom of the Netherlands and South Africa.

My research interest is on food production, climate change, ecology and understanding the dynamism of agricultural landscapes.

Experience

  • –present
    PhD Candidate, Witwatersrand University - Global Change Institute

Education

  • 2016 
    University of KwaZulu-Natal, Masters in Science - Applied Environmental Science

Grants and Contracts

  • 2018
    Role:
    PhD Candidate
    Funding Source:
    National Research Foundation

Honours

Golden Key International Society, Certificate of Merit - Remote Sensing