Letlhogonolo Sello is currently enrolled for a Masters Degree in Botany at the University of Johannesburg. She is working on a DNA barcoding project with the aim of creating a DNA barcode reference library for commercially-traded herbal products in South Africa. Her interests lie in DNA barcoding, biodiversity and conservation.
She is a Microbiology Practical Demonstrator for second-year students at the University of Johannesburg and volunteers as a Math and Natural Sciences tutor for Grade 8 & 9 learners at Rantailane Secondary School in Ga-Rankuwa, Tshwane West.
Letlhogonolo completed her undergraduate degree in Life and Environmental Sciences (Botany and Biochemistry majors) in 2016 at the University of Johannesburg.
She is a hardworking individual with excellent communication skills (verbal and in writing), good interpersonal skills, research abilities, good work ethic and problem solving skills. As a motivated, driven and an enthusiastic individual, she is passionate about plants and is eager to learn. She enjoys working in the laboratory, doing field work, traveling and reading.
- 2017 7th International Barcode of Life Conference Student Award winner – Genome Award for Oral Presentations, second place in socio-economic applications category
- 2017 7th International Barcode of Life Conference Student Award winner – Genome Award for Posters, joint second place in socio-economic applications category
- 2016 Third Year Life & Environmental Sciences Top Achiever