The amazing diversity of life in the ocean has always intrigued Judy and led her to a Master’s Degree in Ichthyology. She is passionate about marine conservation and has focused her career on helping people to care for the oceans. She started work with the South African Association for Marine Biological Research (SAAMBR) in Durban, South Africa in 1992. While at SAAMBR she has worked as a research scientist in the Oceanographic Research Institute; was the Sea World Director of Education, the uShaka Sea World Director and the Chief Executive Officer of SAAMBR. She is now the Conservation Strategist of the Association, helping to guide conservation communication and actions. Because she really wants to know how we can help people to care for our planet, she is currently registered for a PhD through the University of Queensland in Australia. She is investigating human behaviour and learning in order to enable us to engage more effectively with people about conservation.