Jaqui Goldin has a strong academic and extensive empirical background. She is an anthropologist dedicated to participatory research with a keen interest on art based methods and their potential to engage with science. Goldin works extensively on human development and well-being and the interconnections between humans and their environment. Her passion is citizen science where there is a narrowing of the divide between science and society where the aim is to achieve a more just society through the democratisation of knowledge and improved water literacy. Goldin places a strong emphasis on the human right to know and the emancipatory potential of science to transform society. Goldin is an Associate Professor Extra-Ordinary in the Faculty of Natural Sciences at the University of the Western Cape a position that is held under the UNESCO Chair for Groundwater and Society.