Miranda Sitofile obtained a Bachelor of Science Honours in Chemistry from the University of Fort Hare in the Eastern Cape. She joined SOCCO in 2021 as an MSc student intern. Her current project focuses on the seasonality of the physical speciation of dissolved iron and manganese. The main aim of this project is to address seasonal gaps in the literature by focusing on springtime distribution which will assist in adding to the understanding of seasonal iron and manganese biogeochemical cycles across a full seasonal cycle. In 2022, She will be participating in a GEAOTRACES summer school to be held in the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research as means of strengthening the knowledge background of trace elements.