Daksha Naran is a natural science researcher, museum practitioner and environmental educator, with a deep passion for discovering and disseminating scientific, historical and cultural aspects biodiversity. She graduated from Rhodes University, Grahamstown with an MSc in ichthyology (study of fishes). Her initial work was at the renowned fish research institute- famous for the discovery of coelacanth, The South African Institute of Biodiversity, led to research-based work in various aspects of fresh water ichthyology, including taxonomy and aquatic sciences. Following her science and education interests she worked as a teacher, lecturer, environmental consultant, mentor co-ordinator, biodiversity project manager and as a natural science collection museum educator. Exploring, discovering and researching aspects of biodiversity, and educating the public about the importance of science in society is at the core of her passion for creating platforms for driving environmental awareness and science communication activities. Currently she is working towards developing a citizen science program that links museum collections and the public.