Chelsea grew up in Strand, matriculated at Strand high school in 2011 and went on to study a degree in BSc Human Life Sciences at Stellenbosch University where she graduated cum laude in 2014. Thereafter she enrolled for the 3 year postgraduate LLB degree and graduated in 2017. During her time spent at Stellenbosch she was a member of the executive committee of the Golden Key honour society, with her main focus being community outreach, and later served a year as the graduate advisor for the Golden Key Stellenbosch chapter. She is determined to pursue a career in conveyancing and started her articles at MM in April 2018.
She loves the outdoors, is an avid runner and tries to never miss a Saturday parkrun. She believes the key to success is a well-balanced life.