Originating from Johannesburg, Mohammed obtained his BSc degree at the University of Cape Town in Marine Biology and Applied Biology in 2014. He then went on to complete his Honours degree in Marine Biology the following year. Mohammed then undertook a 12-month internship at C4 EcoSolutions, focussing primarily on climate change adaptation. In 2017, Mohammed relocated back to Johannesburg where he underwent somewhat of a career shift, teaching high school Biology and Physical sciences. During this same period, he obtained a postgraduate certificate in Climate Management from the University of Edinburgh. Passionate about learning and furthering his studies, Mohammed joined the FRC as an MSc student. He is currently registered at the University of Cape Town and has received a bursary from the South African National Biodiversity Institute’s Freshwater Biodiversity Unit. His current project, supervised by Dr Helen Dallas, Dr Jeremy Shelton and Emer Professor Charles Griffiths, focusses on distribution patterns of freshwater fishes across the whole of South Africa. Mohammed is particularly interested in climate change and its impacts on both natural and human systems. Away from work, Mohammed loves spending time hiking, snorkelling and watching Liverpool attempt to win a league title.