Serina Rahman studies rural and coastal community attitudes and behaviour with regards to politics, natural habitat use and urbanization. A Visiting Fellow at the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore, her practice is in community empowerment for marine ecosystem preservation. Serina obtained her PhD in Science from Universiti Teknologi MARA, in collaboration with the Faculty of Education at Universiti Malaya. She has a Master in Applied Linguistics degree from the University of Wales, Cardiff. Serina is Malaysia’s Citizen Science Ambassador for Citizen Science Asia and an Iskandar Malaysia Social Hero Award Winner for Environmental Protection (2014).