Dr Juliana Cheboi is a lecturer in Plant Breeding and Biotechnology at the Department of Plant Science and Crop Protection, University of Nairobi, Kenya. She teaches and conducts research and outreach programmes in plant breeding and agriculture-related courses. Dr Cheboi has supervised students undertaking MSc and PhD research in various agricultural disciplines, has published papers in peer-reviewed international journals, and presented papers at national and international conferences. She is a member of the legume breeding community of practice and is passionate about demand-led product profiling. She is keen on working with drought-resilient crops with the potential to alleviate malnutrition and improve food security among the rural and urban poor in Kenya and in sub-Saharan Africa, where drought and other climate-change effects are having a huge impact. Dr Cheboi builds the capacity of smallholder farmers and other stakeholders in crop value chains through training and participatory variety selection. She has been involved in the design and implementation of multidisciplinary research projects in collaboration with local and international institutions.