Chhavi Tiwari, India, is a research associate in the HarvestPlusWheat project at Banaras Hindu University (BHU), India. She received her PhD (Agriculture) in Genetics and Plant Breeding from BHU in 2012. Chhavi’s research focuses on the molecular aspects of terminal heat stress that greatly impacts wheat production and grain security in India. Additionally she conducts research in wheat biofortification to address malnutrition problems globally. Since winning the WIT award she has begun developing projects based on training women farmers in wheat research to improve their socioeconomic status.