Shalene Manzi is the co-founder of the Dr Musa Manzi Foundation, and founder of Fountain for the Thirsty – an NGO that feeds and house the homeless in Johannesburg. She is passionate about improving the quality of education in Africa. She is also a PhD candidate in Structural Geology at the School of Geosciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. She has a BSc degree in Geology (2015) and an Honours degree in Geology (2016). She also lectures geology part-time to Wits mining and civil engineering students.