Writing and content development:

Academic and professional development:

  • Undergraduate Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communication) Degree completed summa cum laude, 2003.
  • Post-graduate English Honours completed cum laude, 2005.
  • Recipient of my university’s scholarship for the top student entering their final year of undergraduate studies, 2003.
  • Recipient of scholarship for English studies and cultural leadership, undergraduate 2003, post-graduate 2005.
  • Best First Year English, 2001; Best Second Year English, 2002.
  • Dean’s commendation, 1st and 2nd semesters, 2001 – 2003.
  • One of 24 South Africans selected for the JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) Programme, 2014
  • Recipient of the CLAIR Grant for TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) Certification, 2015.
  • 120-hour TEFL certificate course, completed with Grade A pass, 2015.
  • 50-hour TEFL certificate in Business English completed 2015.

Blast from high school past:

  • Matric Exemption (South African equivalent to British A Levels) with 2Bs and 4As (English – 99%, Art, History, Afrikaans), achieved in 1999.
  • Full Colours for Academics, 1998 and 1999.
  • English Subject Prize, 1997 and 1999.
  • Award for Creative Writing, 1999.
  • Award for Achievement in Graphic Art, 1999.

Miscellaneous accomplishments:

  • Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, awarded 2013.
  • 2nd place in the Women’s Division at annual charity event, the Akita International Sumo Basho, 2016.
  • Qualified NAUI Scuba Diver (Open Water), 2015.


A detailed CV is available on request.