Bellinda holds an undergraduate degree in Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences and Environmental & Geographical Sciences and Honors in Oceanography from the University of Cape Town.
She completed her Master’s coursework in Climate Change and Sustainable Development, facilitated by the African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI) and she is in the process of completing her dissertation under the Oceanography Department. Her M.Sc. involves the monitoring of droughts during austral summer in South Africa during the 21st century. Bellinda is fascinated by ocean and atmospheric dynamics and how the interaction between these Earth systems affects the society. She is also interested in community work, volunteering and youth development. Hence, she is facilitating a project at Gugulethu under the Applied Centre for Earth Systems Sciences (ACCESS) to mentor and prepare the learners for post matric opportunities, to network with other learners across the world and also to help them understand the season cycle and climate of South Africa.
She joins TGH under the WWF Environmental Leaders Programme.