Nonkazi is an intern in the Freshwater Invertebrates Department at Albany Museum in Grahamstown. She studied her BSc in Biological Science at Walter Sisulu University in Mthatha.
She is friendly, hardworking, dependable, organised, team-oriented, helpful, curious about our environment and enthusiastic for learning.
When she first joined the team she had minimal knowledge on freshwater insects. Being part of the team, working with mentors who exhibit enthusiasm in the field and willingness to share skills and knowledge has greatly improved her knowledge.
For her postgraduate studies she would love to study freshwater insect taxonomy and work closely with researchers and specialists so as to gain more knowledge and skills that will equip her to become a great researcher someday. Sorting and identifying samples has made her interested in learning about biodiversity and classification of these tiny beautiful creatures. She is registered to do her BSc honours project in Zoology at Rhodes University in 2018 and will continue to do projects under the supervisors of Albany Museum researches.