Jemima Mandapati is a Senior Communication Officer at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in India. She worked as a journalist in the Indian media for over a decade. At ICRISAT she started off as a Science Writer/Editor in 2014, working on annual reports, the newsletter and other publications besides taking on reporting assignments. Jemima has a Master’s degree in Mass Communication and Journalism. She began her career with Deccan Chronicle, a newspaper based in Hyderabad, her hometown, and went on to work as Chief Copy Editor for the metro supplement of The Times of India. She loves gardening, reading and traveling.