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Say hi :) who are you what do you do? Hello! My name’s Clare McDonald and I’m a WordPress web design specialist.  I run my own freelance web design business and I am also the co-founder of GoWithThePro a membership which supports entrepreneurs and freelancers during the launch and early growth phases of their new businesses.  We specialise in digital marketing from social media management to content...
Say hi :) who are you what do you do? Hi! I’m Harshita Arora. I’m a young engineer and entrepreneur. I started programming when I was 13 and since then I’ve done engineering internships at companies like Salesforce and DoNotPay. I’ve created a dozen iOS apps, and one of them (Crypto Price Tracker) was acquired by Redwood City Ventures. I’m now interested in brain-computer interfaces and working on...
Name : Sadhna Mathura Role/Occupation : Lecturer, Researcher and Academic Coordinator, School of Chemistry, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg Country : South Africa Sadhna Mathura is a lecturer, researcher and academic coordinator at the School of Chemistry at the University of the Witwatersrand. As a lecturer, she teaches chemistry to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. As an academic coordinator, she...
Name: Soji Zimkhitha Role/Occupation: PhD candidate in Agriculture, Animal Science (University of Fort Hare) Country: South Africa Soji Zimkhitha is a PhD candidate in Agriculture, a department under the Animal Science division at the University of Fort Hare. Zimkhitha’s work focuses on Meat Science, in particular Red Meat Classification in South Africa. Her research involves finding ways of improving red meat...
Say hi :) who are you what do you do? Hello, my name is Camille Eddy and I am a Mechanical Engineering Student and veteran Silicon Valley Intern How did you arrive at this career? Was it always something you knew you wanted to do? I decided I wanted to be an astronaut when I was 12 and engineering was one of the paths you could take to be an astronaut. I was inspired by people like Mae Jemison, the first Black...
Name:  Safiyyah Iqbal Role/Occupation: PhD Student at the Evolutionary Studies Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand Country: South Africa Safiyyah Iqbal studied a Bachelor of Science at the University of the Witwatersrand, where she majored in Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences, all of which sparked her interested in Palaeontology and Form and Function. She then completed her BSc honours and MSc in...
Name: Senamile Masango Role/Occupation: Nuclear Physicist, Founder and Chairperson of Women in Science and Engineering in Africa (Wise Africa). Country: South Africa Senamile Masango is a nuclear physicist and the founder and chairperson of Women in Science and Engineering in Africa (Wise Africa). Wise Africa is a non profit organization that aims to provide leadership and role models to young people aspiring to enter...
Say hi :) who are you what do you do? HeeeyyooooOOo! I’m Diana Kris. I’m currently a software engineer at Tumblr working on our micro-services/infrastructure. I’m also currently doing work for hackNY and Girls Who Code. I majored in Computer Science at Rutgers University, previously interned at Adobe, Qualcomm, and Gilt Groupe.   How did you arrive at this career? Was it always something...
Name: Kim Buchholtz Role/Occupation: Lecturer in Physiotherapy, University of Cape Town Country: South Africa Kim Buchholtz is a lecturer in physiotherapy; her career is an interesting combination of work in physiotherapy and education. She currently teaches the Undergraduate BSc Physiotherapy and MSc Exercise and Sports Physiotherapy courses and also supervises students in their undergraduate research and Masters degrees....
Name:  Dhana Lakshmi Kodithi Role/Occupation:  Senior Lead Engineer strong text  India Interviewer is  Harsha Kulkarni , who has recently completed her Engineering in Information Science and has joined the professional sector. She is a NTSE scholar and also bagged the WeTech Qualcomm Scholarship. GGR had recently covered her interview...
Name:  Phylis Makurunje Role/Occupation:  Materials Engineer Country:  South Africa Phylis Makurunje’s work revolves around one of the biggest concerns facing the materials industry when it comes to building hyper-fast aircrafts- creating aircrafts using the appropriate materials to withstand the high temperatures experienced at hypersonic flight. At hypersonic speeds most metals melt. “As such, the aim...
Name:  Yashodani Pillay Role/Occupation:  PhD Candidate: Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences (UKZN) Country:  South Africa Yashodani Pillay  is completing a PhD in Toxicology and Molecular Biology at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal (UKZN). Her current research focuses on toxin contamination in food, which disproportionately affects developing countries such as South Africa where food transportation and...