Zimbabwe & University of Cape Town, 2019
Audrey Mabiza is Zimbabwean and a chemical engineer by profession. She started off her professional career in 2014 at Anglo American Platinum as a graduate metallurgist and then went on to become a metallurgist. During graduate learnership, she excelled in the Anglo Graduate Development Program (AGDP) where she graduated with flying colours. Her time at Anglo American Platinum saw her being involved in numerous process improvement, cost minimisation, debottlenecking and profit maximising projects. As a metallurgist, Audrey was a mentor for metallurgy interns - an area she is passionate about. Audrey pursued her undergraduate degree at Michigan State University where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. At Michigan State, she was a recipient of various scholarships including the Larian Scholarship and Women in Engineering Scholarship (sponsored by Alcoa). Apart from her education, Audrey was involved as a student leader on campus, through her role as an intercultural aide. As an intercultural aide, she bridged the gap between domestic and international students, and helped freshmen acclimatize to campus life. She also worked as a calculus tutor for engineering students. In her final year at university, she was selected to be part of the homecoming court (ten seniors who demonstrate leadership qualities and community services whilst at the university) and she was selected to participate in a documentary for the university president’s annual report on student life. As a female engineer, Audrey is passionate about engaging young women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).