Daun (Dawn) Cheong is a Ph.D. candidate at Wageningen University and Research (WUR). Her research investigates the diversity of farming styles of smallholder farmers, focusing on gender and intersectionality, and how these factors matter and are related to the development, adaptation and dissemination of agricultural innovations in rice farming communities in Myanmar/Burma. She has 11 years of progressive experience as a rural and agricultural development expert, specialised in inclusive rural development, food security and livelihoods, agricultural value chain development and women’s economic empowerment. Before joining WUR, she worked at Save the Children, Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA, under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and UN WOMEN in Nepal, Myanmar, Niger and Peru. She also has four years experience in strategic corporate communication and public relations.