Hi! My name is Elise Bonnet and am part of the South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS) blogging team for 2022. I’ll be getting in touch with multiple influencers, bloggers and vloggers to help increase the knowledge of the younger generation and of course to share my own journey with all of you. I am currently pursuing a PhD in medical virology at the University of Pretoria (slowly losing my sanity), but viruses are cool, and I am enjoying every bit of it! I am a very good communicator and find it’s easy for me to relate to other people. I really enjoy learning new things and am constantly seeking out new adventures. I am not afraid of failure as it is an essential experimental process that gets you to success. If you see me around, well that’s me! 😊