Taryn Isaacs De Vega is completing her PhD on Media Accountability Mechanisms at the University of South Africa (UNISA), whilst working at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU).

Taryn is also a researcher for the Media Policy and Democracy Project, a collaborative research project between universities of South Africa and represents the emerging scholars on the executive of the South African Communications Association. Taryn believes deeply in the power of Higher Education to alleviate the challenges facing the world today and affirms that researchers must create socially conscious research based on meaningful engagement to lead this change.