Nothando Teddy Ngobeni is a 21 years old female working as a junior researcher at Working on Fire. Her responsibility as a junior researcher is to collect data, capturing and analysis of data and post fire monitoring. She holds a Diploma in Nature Conservation and currently registered for an Advanced Diploma in Nature Conservation at the University of Mpumalanga. In 2020 she was given an opportunity to do her Work Integrated Learning with SANParks in Kruger National Park, Skukuza and throughout the year she worked closely with various influential and experienced people from ranger services, scientific services and also Veterinary wildlife services.
With the Organization of Tropical Studies, she participated in six weeks of professional research on the Women in Science Biodiversity Training Course in 2020. She explored the effects of fire on vegetation structure, tree populations, bird communities and small mammal communities, through that course knowledge was gained and skills were advanced. Nothando is motivated by the love for learning and succeeding as she strives to become an Outstanding and successful woman in today’s society. She is a team player with great interpersonal skills and also adaptable to any environment. Apart from the above she has interest in business and along with her family they run a catering and decorating company. She enjoys bird watching and cycling during her free time.