Tshepiso Mbangiwa graduated from the University of Botswana in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences. She has done some work on prevalence and molecular characterisation of Hepatitis D virus in Botswana; she presented this at the 2nd annual African Forum Conference. She has gone on to do some work on Hepatitis B virus infection in HIV positive and negative pregnant women in Botswana. The work focused on the impact of vertical transmission on infant’s health outcomes which she was currently working on when she was awarded her SANTHE postgraduate fellowship. She has worked for BHP as a laboratory scientist in CD4, serology and chemistry sections. Her research interests include; HIV and its co-infections such as Hepatitis and Tuberculosis.