Petronille is a Sustainable Land Use Fellow and biodiversity and climate change specialist with experience in research, consultancy, project management and policy formulation. She is a PhD candidate at the Universite Felix Houphouet Boigny, Cote d’Ivoire and Universite Mohammed VI, Morocco, researching conservation agriculture and climate change in Rwanda. In her past role as a research associate at Alliance CIAT Bioversity International, she coordinated activities and partners on a banana disease management project. The project sought on-ground evidence of the potential of a new technology to manage banana xanthomata’s disease in Rwanda. Her achievements include being part of the team, as a consultant at IFPRI, that worked on the Food System Transformative Integrated Policy (FS-TIP) initiative in Rwanda, which will support the development of an ambitious policy plan to achieve sustainable, healthy diets for all citizens. She holds an MSc in Climate Change Adaptation from the University of Nairobi and a BSc in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology from Dar es Salaam University.