Itumeleng Makgetla spent 2009-10 as a Research Specialist with ISS. She holds a bachelor's from Harvard (2005) and masters from Oxford, which she attended on a Rhodes Scholarship. Before joining ISS she worked with the Mail & Guardian in South Africa, served as a field producer with Forward Films Africa, and worked on a variety of research projects in Ghana and Pakistan. She speaks Chinese. A citizen of the United States and South Africa, she then spent time working with the South African government. Itumeleng is currently a doctoral student in the department of political science at Yale University.