Wyngaard is an Electronics Engineer with a passion for open source technologies that enable the Sciences. After completing an undergraduate degree in Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Cape Town, she pursued a Doctorate of Science in engineering, focused on microprocessor design for Scientific High Performance Computing at the same. This led to her continuing to work in the domain between technology and Applied Science as a post-doctoral scholar focused on BigData tools for Earth Science at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California. Having concluded her work at JPL she is currently in the process of transitioning to the position of Data Scientist at the Centre for Research Computing at Notre Dame University Indiana USA. There she will be pursuing her interests in Open Science, Drones, IIoT, HPC, and utilising data/hackathons to bring diverse communities together.