Sarah Wild

Science and technology correspondent: Business Day

Business Day's science and technology correspondent, Sarah Wild, believes science is cool � and she's on a mission to prove it. Wild, who won a Siemens Profile merit award in 2009, says it's all about demystifying the jargon and finding a human angle. "I could study a star for the rest of my life,� she explains, "but I'd rather tell people about science.� Wild joined Business Day as a sub-editor in 2007. Just two years later, after a stint at the Sunday Times, at just 24, she was appointed deputy news editor, her "biggest challenge ever�. In 2011 she returned to the newsroom's science desk. Since then she has focused on a range of topics: from acid mine drainage to the fate of South Africa's first satellite. The Rhodes graduate is currently studying for her master's in English. But, as her surname suggests, she enjoys a walk on the wild side. Her dream? To climb Tongariro volcano in New Zealand this year. � Aphiwe Deklerk

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