Devina Lobine returned to Mauritius from the UK to become a science advocate. Her research interest is centered on ethno-pharmacology, drug discovery and development on non-communicable diseases. She is currently a post- doctoral research fellow at the University of Mauritius, investigating Mauritian medicinal plants to manage Alzheimer’s disease. Devina holds a BSc (Hons) in Agricultural Biotechnology and a PhD in Natural Products. She has several years of practical and applied experience in various fields of life sciences and has delivered several impactful communications. Devina is passionate about youth empowerment, as they are the drivers of the future. In her roles as Youth Ambassador of Southern Africa Network for Biosciences (SANBio) and a Fellow of Africa Science Leadership Programme, Devina is actively engaged in promoting STEM and fostering bio-innovation in young mind in Africa. Devina is devoted to contributing significantly to the development of Africa by sharing knowledge, skills and ideas with different key communities of science in Mauritius.