GENUS is led by a number of dedicated board members and key individuals committed to achieving our vision, goals and mission.
Professor Jennifer Botha
As the Director of GENUS, Jennifer continues to developing and implementing strategic plans support palaeoscience research, nurture the next generation of palaeoscientists and making palaeoscience accessible to a wider community.
Joy coordinates grant administration, solicits and writes grants to secure funding for researchers and projects. She produces research and financial reports, manages budgets, and provides valuable management information.
Tandi is responsible for managing our organization's finances, ensuring smooth financial operations. Additionally, she is dedicated to science engagement, connecting our grantees and partners with the broader public.
Mariette is a science nerd with PhD in Zoology, and a passion for cave-dwelling bats. As a National Geographic – NEWF Africa Refocused fellow and published scientist, she has transitioned from academic research to science storytelling. As the Sci Comm Officer for GENUS, she enjoys combining her scientific curiosity with her creativity to bridge the gap between science and society.
Chandelé is an MSc candidate at the University of the Witwatersrand and a data analyst for Genus. As a data analyst, she organizes, compiles, and analyzes various reports to ensure the organization operates effectively.