Harvard South Africa Fellowship Program Fellow
Seranne is qualified as a medical doctor. From her school days, she has been volunteering in orphanages and hospitals as she is passionate about the welfare of others. She matriculated in the top ten of Johannesburg East and went on to graduate with her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2011. She has worked in a variety of public hospitals throughout Gauteng, ranging from rural community clinics to tertiary level hospitals. She has always had a passion for mental illness and in 2015 she applied to do her specialization in psychiatry. After receiving offers from a variety of universities, she joined the University of the Witwatersrand again to begin her psychiatry training. In 2017, She completed her diploma in mental health and continues to strive for better mental healthcare for all. She has also been involved actively in teaching people from a variety of backgrounds about mental illness. She has had first hand experience of the way healthcare, especially mental healthcare, is often neglected in the public sector of South Africa and with a Master of Public Health degree from the T.H Chan School of Public Health at Harvard, she aims to make a significant positive impact on healthcare in South Africa.