Niyomi has recently completed her Ph.D. in Environmental and Resource Economics. Her thesis was called “Relative values of the coastal and marine environment: Ecosystem service valuation in multi-use governance contexts”, it was a multidisciplinary study that applied a mixture of economics, social sciences, and policy. Her Ph.D. study investigated public preferences for adopting alternative finfish aquaculture production technologies in Tasmania. She made a methodological contribution by combining novel methods to inform policy evaluation for different alternative aquaculture production technologies based on local community preferences. She also completed her Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Science in Sri Lanka and her Masters in Fisheries and Aquaculture Management at the University of Tromso, Norway. Her main research interests are in the field of ecosystem services and management, marine policy, and environmental valuation in the marine context and looking for working with people on solutions to environmental and resource challenges to protect the environment.