Growing up, I was fascinated with nearly everything and immediately knew I wanted to be a scientist. It took a bit of experimentation, doing physics and a bit of environmental science before I fell in love with astronomy. It offered the perfect balance between mathematics and theory and observing the natural world. I majored in Astronomy and Physics at the University of Cape Town for my undergraduate degree and completed my Honours through the National Astrophysics and Space Sciences Programme. I am beginning my MSc in Astronomy, with a focus on extragalactic astronomy. Alongside my science, I am passionate about social justice and the role of science in development.