What degree did you study at university?

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Chemical Engineering (Hons)

What is your role at Sanlam?

Sanlam Data Academy Graduate / Data analyst

Can you tell us why you chose this career?

I love being challenged and using my skills to extract meaningful insights from data, that drives business value and improves operational efficiency. I am driven to find the needle in a haystack, and passionate to guide further investigation to uncover new information.

What’s a typical day like in your job?

It starts with reviewing the previous day’s work and planning for the day ahead. After attending the morning stand up, I work on my analysis tasks, and schedule any necessary meetings throughout the day.

What are the some of the highlights and challenges of your role?

The highlight has been the immense growth as a result of the support I’ve received from the SDA programme. I am constantly being challenged, getting exposure to different areas of business, refining my engagement skills, and most importantly, continuously learning and upskilling.

The biggest challenge for me, especially with working from home, is trying to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

How do you keep up to date with all the changes in your profession?

I try to stay in the loop through social media, lots of reading, and networking.

What do you enjoy doing for fun outside of the office?

Exploring Cape Town, going for my pottery lessons, and doing henna!