Muswenkosi Donia Saurombe is on track to receive Ph.D. in industrial psychology from the North West University in Mafikeng, South Africa, this October. At the age of 23, she will be the youngest women in African history to earn a Ph.D.
Saurombe was born in Zimbabwe and grew up in Botswana. She enrolled in college at the age of 16 and earned a bachelor’s degree in 2013. She was unable to find employment so decided to continue her education and had completed the doctoral program in three years.
“I am defined by my African name ‘Musawenkosi’ which means ‘God’s grace’ and indeed my life continues to be a story of God’s Grace,” she said.