Ndoni Mcunu is currently pursuing a PhD at the Global Change Institute at Witwatersrand University. Her research focuses on food production, climate change, and its effects on biodiversity conservation and agricultural production. Ndoni is also the founder of Black Women in Science (BWIS), a registered non-profit organization which aims to provide knowledge and awareness of science and research for university students and rural women. She was selected as one of the 200 Mail and Guardian Young South Africans under the education sector in 2016. Ndoni has also been selected as a Greenmatter Fellow for 2017. Ndoni aims to be an influential scientist in the private and public sector through conducting research which informs policy development in Africa.