Rolene Liebenberg completed her first degree, a B.Sc in Microbiology, at the University of Cape Town. In the early part of her career she worked for UCT's medical biochemistry department. She also holds a master's degree in the education of mathematics from Leeds University and a Master's degree in business administration from UCT, and completed her post graduate diploma in monitoring and evaluation at Stellenbosch University in 2013. Her experience in the field of education stretches across the school-, university-, NGO- and business sectors and includes high school mathematics teaching, research projects in mathematics teaching, textbook writing and academic publishing. She currently lectures at Cape Peninsula University of Technology in the Mathematics GET Department.