Palesa passionately studied Health Sciences at Wits University. She works with the National Health Laboratory Services to tackle key aspects with regards to cervical cancer. Her passion and need to help others translated into her volunteer work for social clubs such as Love Life and Rural Health Club in 2017, and her hard work and dedication has been recognised by Bataung Memorials. She then worked for Netcare as a hygiene controller. She is currently studying towards her Masters degree.