Heleen is a Ph.D. student in the economics of education. She is passionate about figuring out how to improve the life chances of vulnerable children. Her Ph.D. looks at socio-emotional skills and how they relate to learning outcomes. When she’s not reading or writing for her Ph.D., she’s either cooking, reading novels on popular psychology, or writing to-do lists. Heleen lives in Cape Town with three soulmates and two cats.