Meet Kolisa Sinyanya: Young, black and making strides in science

Meet Kolisa Sinyanya: Young, black and making strides in science

- A South African woman is making an impact in the global scientific community

- The PhD candidate has reached a new milestone by becoming the first South African woman at a certain American research meeting

- Her experience in the field comes from years of study in some of the best institutions in the country

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Kolisa Sinyanya is making strides in science and academia. The PhD candidate recently became the first South African woman to give a presentation at a Ocean Sciences Meeting in USA.

Kolisa Yola Sinyanya is based in UCT and her studies focus on oceanography. She is one of the scientists who embarked on a research expedition to the Southern Ocean and Prince Edward Islands. Her incredible achievement has been deemed an accomplishment for both South Africans and women in the field.

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Kolisi has extensive experience in her professional career. She studied BSc (Honours) in Botany at Walter Sisulu University, completed MSc Molecular Biology and Rhizobiology at University of Cape Town and is currently studying towards a PhD in Physical Oceanography at University of Cape Town. She has worked at the Department of Science and Technology, National Research Foundation.

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