Thando commenced her journey in academia in her undergraduate years at Rhodes University, where she majored in Philosophy, Politics and Industrial Sociology. From these majors, Philosophy became the route that she gravitated towards, and she pursued her Honours at the University of Pretoria. This honours year opened the path for Thando to not only continue with her studies into Philosophy Master’s, but to also tutor for the Philosophy Department at the University of Pretoria. From there, Thando was able to attract jobs as a lecturer in the fields of Ethics and Philosophy at the University of Zululand, University of KwaZulu-Natal, and now at Monash South Africa. She is currently wrapping up her Ph.D in Applied Ethics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.