My guest today is Dr. Steven Mathets is an environmentalist and water research scientist. He is from Limpopo, but currently based in Pretoria, South Africa. In this episode, we learn the inspirational story of how being from the village he had no inspiration for school or even STEM but, with the influence of his aunt, he was motivated to take up science subjects to be a medical doctor. The medical doctor dream did not come to pass but he was recently awarded a doctorate from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa. He pursued his studies part-time while working in the industry. He tells more about his work as a senior scientist in testing and development division. In doing so, we clear up some misconceptions people have in his area of expertise as an environmental scientist. Lastly, we discuss the opportunities that being in science has afforded him. Tune in to find out more.