Prof Natasha Potgieter is the Dean of the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences at the University of Venda, South Africa. She obtained her PhD in Medical Virology from the University of Pretoria in 2007 and has more than 25 years of teaching and training experience in the Higher Education section. She has been appointed by the University of Johannesburg, South Africa as a visiting Professor at the Water and Health Research Unit for the past 6 years. She is actively engaged in research on water, sanitation, hygiene and health related microbiology. She has led several research projects nationally and internationally and has produced several Masters and PhD graduates. She is an established scholar and also a reviewer of manuscripts for both national and international journals of high scientific repute.