South Africa-at-Large, 2013
Current Place of Residence: Cape Town
University: University of Cape Town
Current/Recent Course: Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Mechatronics
Heloise is in the final year of her Bachelor of Science. Alongside her studies, Heloise has served Chairperson of Engineers Without Borders, with whom she led a project to introduce solar water heaters to disadvantaged communities around Cape Town. She served also as Secretary for the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Executive Committee at UCT, and as a First Year Mentor within the Electrical Engineering Department. In 2011 she developed and presented a Top 5 product showcase as a South Africa delegate to the Top 100 Brightest Young Minds conference. Beyond engineering, Heloise is an enthusiastic sportswoman, and enjoys travelling. Longer-term, she hopes to contribute to improving access to medical care through low-cost technologies.