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Roland M

Roland Mushi

Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology Intern

Born and raised in Dar es Salaam City - Tanzania, Roland finds himself in Namibia for a number of reasons. He was first introduced to Gobabeb in 2012 when he came as a visitor but later on developed an interest and passion with the research and other scientific activities carried out in this arid-environment. To fulfill that passion, he has recently joined Gobabeb as an intern under the FogNet project (Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology).


Monja Gerber

Masters student and Research Assistant

Monja is a student from the North-West University in South Africa, where she completed her bachelor’s degree in Microbiology and Botany, and Honoursdegree in Crop protection. She believes that we form an intricate part of nature, and that we were put on earth to admire and discover the wonders of nature. She plans to do exactly that during her time at Gobabeb, while completing her Master’s degree in Environmental Science. Her Masters project focuses on the magnificent !nara plant, an endemic to the Namib Desert, and how this plant interacts with the surrounding environment.


Saima Shikesho

Saima is a graduate from the University of Namibia where she completed her Honours degree in Environmental Biology. Her passion and interest towards the environment and the beauty of nature brought her to Gobabeb as an intern under the Gobabeb Training and Research Internship Programme (GTRIP) to enhance her knowledge and skills about scientific research and understand more about the Environment and the adaptations of organisms to their environments.




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