Jaya R. Soneji, Ph.D. works in the areas of plant breeding; genomics; bioenergy; genetic engineering; population, and eco-evolutionary genetics. She is the author of peer-reviewed research articles, book chapters, popular articles, has guest-edited special issues for journals, edited books and newsletters. She was Adjunct Faculty at Polk State College, USA. Her work has been broadcasted on Fox News, USA. She was invited by CBC-Radio, Canada, to speak on air. She has served in the ‘Executive Committee’ of GII. She was recognized as ‘Young Scientists’ by Bioclues, in ‘Member-in-spotlight’ of GII and featured in ASPB-News. The University of Florida’s International Programs appraised his contribution in ‘International Focus’. She has peer-reviewed manuscripts for prominent international journals and grant proposals for international institutions. Dr. Soneji obtained her B.Sc. (2nd Rank), M.Sc. (2nd Rank) from University of Mumbai and Ph.D from BARC, India. She has received many scholarships and awards for her academic achievements. She taught plant genetics, physiology, tissue culture and genetic engineering at Ruia College, India.