After turning her back on a professional career in canoeing, Rochelle Thorne redirected her efforts to community-based projects, such as HIV/AIDS outreach programs. She joined ASRI when she was admitted in High School as a Gold Peer Educator. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Health Sciences and Social Services, majoring in Psychology and Criminology. She intends on pursuing her postgraduate studies up to and perhaps beyond a Masters level. Recently, she diversified her skill set by upgrading her qualifications in visual design and copywriting while entering fine art competitions with solution-oriented approaches to social injustices. As participation in the Sanlam Portrait Competition, Rochelle submitted a portrait entitled “Coal Dust”, of one plaintiff from the public-interest group against Sasol for making miners sick with Pneumoconiosis. Rochelle previously worked with Family Life Centre (FAMSA) and other community engagement programs in order to gain insight into the real struggles that befall her community. Still not satisfied with her current knowledge on Ethics, she is studying advanced African Philosophy. She recognises herself as a white person, born with certain unjustified privileges, in a world of poverty, injustice and inequality, which is caught in a self-perpetuating cycle of corruption and greed. Her ambition is to use those privileges, some innovations and collective grit to bring about a better society while rejecting mainstream neo-liberal agendas and the false human classifications that we impose on ourselves, where the worst-off member of our society is always the main denominator in every political and economic decision. She hopes that her continued association with the ASRI will assist her in focusing that ambition by providing a better perspective on how she can go about approaching that self-imposed moral duty and desire for ethical atonement.