Mthokozisi "Mtho" Moyo, is originally from Zimbabwe but living and studying in South Africa. He's an environmental science PhD candidate at Witwatersrand University. In this episode, Mtho admits that he has always been a lover of science but was unsure which specific field he wanted to do. He dabbled in different types of science in undergrad and finally settled into environmental science. Currently, his PhD research aims to understand what caused rainfall seasonality in Africa during the Miocene. Looking at traits that are important to survive in seasonal environments focused on plants, but not limited to plants. However, before Mtho got into his PhD studies, he took time off to work for SAEON, where he worked in science engagement with high school learners. He is very passionate about this, and he continues to mentor the learners. He hopes in working with the learners he gets to impart the necessary skills and knowledge that they can use in any science career or their everyday life. Lastly, he is passionate about representation in science, in particular, of black African climate change scientists and is proud to be part of that group that is setting the trail for the upcoming black African climate change researchers. Take a listen to hear all about it!
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