Ntshadi Mofokeng is the COO of Equal Education. She joined the movement in 2012, ahead of its first national congress, and has served in various capacities across the organisation. She graduated cum laude from Bryn Mawr College, USA, with a BA in Political Science. Her thesis looked at the evolution of youth political participation in South Africa, from the 1976 generation to the ‘born-frees’ of the post-apartheid era. In 2013, Ntshadi was selected as one the Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans in the civil society category.