I was born in Durban, South Africa. I attended Hudson Park High School in East London before studying at Rhodes University. For my Bachelor of Arts degree I majored in English Literature and History. I also hold a BA Honours degree and a Master of Arts degree from Rhodes University, both in English Literature. For my MA thesis, I focused on Cormac McCarthy’s Western epic Blood Meridian. I completed my PGCE in 2014 at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. I have been in the UAE since 2017. My interests include reading, writing, cooking, traveling and music.