Graduated Masters Student
Understanding the relationship between the environment, land use change and natural vegetation, over the last hundred years, in the Klein Karoo
Supervisors: Prof Tim Hoffman and Assoc Prof Rachel Wynberg
I come from a farm just outside of Plettenberg Bay. After school I attended the University of Stellenbosch where I completed a BA Degree in Psychology and Sociology, followed by Honours in Psychology at UCT. After this I travelled and worked abroad for three years, coming home for two years to teach children with autism spectrum disorder. I then did a six-month internship with the United Nations Mine Action Service for Somalia where I met many interesting people from the United Nations Environmental Programme. This initiated my desire to pursue a career in Environmental Science. In 2015 I completed the MPhil Environment, Society and Sustainability Degree at UCT which included highly interesting coursework as well as a minor dissertation. The title of my thesis was ‘Understanding the relationship between climate, land use change and natural vegetation over the last hundred years in the Klein Karoo’. I remain passionate about the environment and aim to use my social science background to enrich the sustainability of the human-environment relationship.