Nikiwe Lucricia Veshe is a young woman born and raised in Randfontein, West of Johannesburg, South Africa. She completed her undergraduate studies in Tourism Development as well as Honours and Master’s degrees in Historical Studies at the University of Johannesburg. She is currently registered for her doctoral degree (second year level) at Stellenbosch University, History Department, under the supervision of Prof. Sandra Swart and Prof. Steven Robins. Ms Veshe’s research and academic interests echo around notions related to environmental humanities studies which investigates the history and philosophy of conservation in southern Africa, subaltern studies, indigenous knowledge systems, animal studies, non-human agency, and how these themes have historically played a role in changing and altering human societies and structures. As an aspiring researcher and lecturer, she is eager to develop herself and take her career to the next level through new challenges and opportunities such as this one.