Crescencia is an SMME Specialist and Economist. She has conducted independent research for consultants, government institutions and other regional organisations on SMME development, Local Economic Development, Economic policy, Rural development and Agricultural strategies. Crescencia has extensive experience in building capacity for digital transformation for SMMEs in the tourism ecosystem and developing linkages to Enterprise Development and Access to funding for SMMEs.
Crescencia previously worked for Kayamandi Development Services as a Senior Development Economist where she developed a baseline study for the Karoo region under South African Local Government Association (SALGA). She also worked at Sigma International managing the Tourism Business Incubator Programme (SMME Development) under National Department of Tourism. Crescencia developed a Quality Management System at AndroLogix which won an award at Quality Star in Geneva, Switzerland. Crescencia worked for International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT Southern Africa) as a researcher on characterization of maize production in Southern Africa: Synthesis of CIMMYT household level farming system surveys in Southern Africa.
Her other areas of research interest include International Trade and Investment and public policy. Crescencia holds a Bachelor of Science Honours in Economics from Bindura University of Science Education, Zimbabwe and a Master of Commerce in Economics from North-West University. She is currently completing her Master of Business Administration from UoPeople, California, US.