Once an orphan, now a PhD holder: Meet Rachael, a neuroscientist

Once an orphan, now a PhD holder: Meet Rachael, a neuroscientist

Rachael Dangarembizi was orphaned as a teenager but overcame major challenges to graduate with a PhD in neuroscience from Wits University this year.

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Dangarembizi was born in Zimbabwe but has conquered incredible odds during her lifetime.

Tragic struck at the age of 16 as HIV claimed the lives of both of her parents.

Dangarembizi was thrown into the deep end as she became the head of the household with no other family members in close proximity.

Fast forward to 2018 and Dangarembizi now boasts a PhD in neuroscience.

Prior to that, she earned her Master’s degree at NUST (National University of Science and Technology) in Zimbabwe.

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Social media are in awe of the special young lady as they heaped praise on her amazing achievements.

Briefly.co.za noted her Facebook post attracted multiple positive comments as she shared the news of her graduation.

Boitumelo Precious Nefale couldn’t contain her joy as she showed her appreciation for the mentoring received from Dangarembizi.

Mboneli Jeanne touched on Dangarembizi’s past and how she navigated the obstacles in her youth.

Rachael Dangarembizi’s story proves that hard work, determination and the human spirit can conquer any challenges life throws our way.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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