Andrea du Toit is a PhD student in Political Sciences at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. She works as a research assistant at the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship and as the Managing Editor of ESI Press. Previously, she has worked as an assistant lecturer in the Department of Political Science and as a research assistant in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension, and Rural Development. She is passionate about understanding the socio-economic challenges that plague society and working towards overcoming these challenges through research and innovation. In her spare time, she volunteers at animal shelters.