Umi graduated from different science and technological backgrounds. However, during her last two degrees, she focuses on the area of resource economics with specialty in marine and fisheries sector. Her professional experience was mainly within the area of economic-related marine and fisheries conservation. During her postgraduate study, she was appointed as a research assistant and would teach in the area of environment and resource economics at her universities (University of Rhode Islands in 2008 and University of Connecticut in 2009 – 2012). Her main expertise are economic modeling tools, bioeconomics, econometrics (including descrete choice models), impact evaluation, and software such as MATLAB, SAS and STATA. Her research interests are economics of fishery management, co-management, and science to policy communication.