Rebecca Mqamelo

Rebecca Mqamelo is a second-year student from South Africa. A talented speech and debate competitor and a natural orator, she chose Minerva to continue learning outside of the traditional classroom and to embrace a truly innovative academic experience.

Rebecca Mqamelo



Country of Origin

South Africa


Social Sciences

Natural Sciences

“At Minerva, students truly define the class. Each of us has a role to play in making this a positive experience for ourselves and everyone.”

During her Foundation Year in San Francisco, Rebecca actively explored and engaged with new communities, such as co-leading a design-thinking workshop at the SXSWEdu conference and participating in hackathons. Passionate about writing and the future of technology, Rebecca’s drive and initiative will enable her to succeed in whichever niche she chooses.