Judith Gobin is a Professor of Marine Biology and Head of the Department of Life Sciences at The University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago. Professor Gobin was the first woman in Trinidad and Tobago to hold the position of full professor at The University of the West Indies. Professor Gobin has a tremendous amount of environmental and ecological experience in the marine and coastal areas of Trinidad and Tobago. She teaches a range of marine science courses, including, Marine Ecology, Coastal Ecosystems Management, Environmental Impact Assessment, Bioethics, and Coral Reef Biology. Professor Gobin also supervises students pursuing postgraduate degrees in marine science. Professor Gobin has published widely in the areas of marine ecology and marine biodiversity in international peer-reviewed journals and is engaged in a number of global marine initiatives. Dr. Gobin is currently the Chair of the Asa Wright Nature Centre Board of Management, a not-for-profit trust established by a group of naturalists and bird-watchers to preserve part of the Arima Valley (Trinidad and Tobago) in a natural state and to create a conservation and study area for the protection of wildlife and for the enjoyment of all. Professor Gobin holds a Ph.D. in the field of Marine Biodiversity from the University of Exeter (United Kingdom), a Master of Philosophy degree in the field of Marine Pollution, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology/Botany, both from The University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago.