Patila Amosa is an Associate Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Science at the National University of Samoa. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology/Chemistry from the Flinders University of South Australia, MSc in Environmental Science and PhD in Chemistry from the University of Otago. With over 25 years of tertiary teaching, she played a crucial role in the development of new undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the faculty. With climate change impacts evident in both fresh and marine resources of island communities, Associate Professor Amosa’s areas of research have focused on the biosecurity of Samoa’s freshwater resources, rainwater chemistry and marine biogeochemistry particularly on exploring the impacts of ocean acidification on the dissolution of biogenic skeletons. She has been a member of research collaborations with local village communities and with national, regional and international partners.