Nebiha Shafi grew up in Ethiopia where she completed her undergraduate studies in Physics at Addis Ababa University. She then moved to South Africa and did her Honours and Masters at the University of Cape Town under the National Astrophysics and Space Science Programme (NASSP).
Nebiha continued her studies and received her PhD in Astrophysics from the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), followed by postdoc positions at Wits and Hartbeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory. She currently works as a Data Scientist at Isazi Consulting, a startup that solves business problems with AI and machine learning.
Beside her Data Science work, she actively participates in public outreach programs promoting science education. She is also passionate about working to getting more women into STEM fields.