Sasha Frade is a PhD student, as well as an Associate Lecturer, in the Demography and Population Studies programme. Sasha completed both her Honours and Master’s degrees in Demography and Population Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand. Sasha also holds a Master’s in Public and Development Management, and a diploma in copy-editing and proofreading. She has over 8 years’ research experience in public health and development (including sexual and reproductive health, maternal health and child health), HIV/AIDS, OVC, and education amongst others. Sasha has worked in academia, and has also held high level managerial positions in research organisations in which she coordinated and supervised all aspects of the research process from proposal writing, data collection, analysis and report writing (both in qualitative and quantitative, as well as mixed methodologies), as well as in the final dissemination and presentation of results (to stakeholders and partners, as well as at international conferences). Sasha speaks English and Portuguese fluently, and can understand and speak basic French.