Dinah Yunitawati has been working in the fields of marine policy and management, environmental sustainability, and community development for over 10 years. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Bandung Institute of Technology and a Master of Environmental Science from the University of Western Australia. She is working for the Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, particularly on marine spatial planning that is utilized as a policy instrument to achieve sustainable ocean development in Indonesia. She works closely with various government agencies at both national and local levels, international organizations, NGOs, academia, and community groups. Dinah has actively participated in the Women Leaders Forum of Coral Triangle Initiative for Coral Reef, Food, and Fisheries (CTI-CFF) that aims to promote women’s roles in marine conservation and management. She also manages an initiative called “Banda Aware,” which aims to reduce corals and beach sand mining in Banda Islands, through community-based approaches. For her contribution to marine conservation, she was awarded the Ocean Legacy Awards. Recently she was featured at the Southeast Asia Women platform that allows leading women in Southeast Asia to be discovered and connected to the public for collaboration. In her free time, she is engaged in mentoring programs to prepare youth to successfully begin work life. She will start her doctoral program at the University of Western Australia, focusing on marine policy and sustainable development in the near future.