Aqeelah Hendrickse was born and bred in Stellenbosch, subsequently attaining her degree in Social Work from the University of Stellenbosch. Throughout her university studies she engaged in spaces that aimed to initiate change, including the Muslim Student’s Association (MSA) and the global volunteer-led campaign Charity Week. Career-wise Aqeelah hopes to utilise the skills gained in the ASRI FLP to secure employment in project management. Aqeelah as she has a keen interest in civil society and its ability to deliver change. She enjoys listening to podcasts, traveling, and watching series online, and is particularly intrigued by Malaysian series.