Patricia Disebo Mokoena is an advanced diploma in Nature Conservation graduate from the University of Mpumalanga. Patricia is passionate about research and studying about endangered species (both aquatic and terrestrial species). Patricia is currently doing a project on breeding African sharptooth catfish (Clarius gariepinus).  She has  practical  experience in the Kruger National Park (work integrated learning, year 2019) where she was also a part of the Skukuza science leadership initiative, women in science 2019 winter program where she experienced collaborative research and gained good quality scientific writing skills as well as critical thinking skills.