1999, Bachelor's in Music, University of KwaZulu-Natal; 2006, BA in French, Classics, Media & Writing and 2007, BA (Hons) in Political Communication, University of Cape Town. 2015, Master in Public Administration, Harvard Kennedy School. With the Democratic Alliance (DA), South Africa: Researcher, then National Media Liaison Officer; 2008, stood for public office; 2009, elected to Parliament, DA National Spokesperson and Shadow Deputy Minister for Communications; 2010, Shadow Minister for Rural Development and Land Reform; October 2011, elected DA Parliamentary Leader and Leader of the Official Opposition in the National Assembly by the DA Parliamentary caucus. Mason Fellow and JFK Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School; Fall Resident Fellow, Institute of Politics, Harvard University; Author in Residence, Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study. Advisor, Apolitical Group. Co-founder & Executive Director, Apolitical Foundation. Fisher Family Fellow in the Future of Diplomacy Project - Harvard University.