Mavis is a holder of a Master of Arts in Philosophy which she obtained from the University of Zimbabwe in 2010. Before she came to Namibia, she was stationed at the Catholic University of Zimbabwe where she was a lecturer of Ethics, Business Ethics and Ethics for the professions. She has also worked at the University of Zimbabwe as a graduate teaching assistant during which time she was doing her masters studies. She has also worked at Christ College which is an affiliate college of Great Zimbabwe University and Living Waters Theological Seminary where she gained vast experience in teaching Religious studies and Philosophy courses. She is a mother of three. During her free time she enjoys socializing and meeting new people. She also enjoys spending quality with her family.