My name is Kedibone Regina Thwala. I hold an MSc Degree in Geohydrology. After graduating, I was fortunate to participate in the Water Graduate Employment Program (WGEP). I was placed at the University of the Western Cape in the program where I conducted research in a project led by Professor Jacqui Goldin. I am grateful for the opportunity, as it gave me great exposure, experience, and important lessons which I appreciate in my current role. The Water GEP also provided valuable skills in preparation for the workplace, which has benefited me both personally and professionally. I received support, mentoring, coaching, and wonderful friendships I believe will carry me in this lifetime. Thank you, WRC, WSI, and Gabriel & Associates for contributing to my growth and success.