Lerato Mokolobane Mashianoke joined SERI in August 2017 as a research intern. Lerato has a Bachelor of Administration (BAdmin) Degree in International Relations from the University of Pretoria. During her time at the University of Pretoria, she was involved in various mentorship, leadership and community outreach based activities. Prior to joining SERI, Lerato was a participant in the Auwal Socio-Economic Research Institute’s (ASRI) Future Leaders Fellowship Programme. Lerato’s interests are in public administration, socio-economic development, socio-economic rights, local government, and ethics.