Dr. Caroline Wambui conducted her PhD research at Edgerton University in Kenya on tree browse species that may be beneficial for improved ruminant nutrition. In 2007, she was accepted as a fellow with Borlaug LEAP and partnered with Texas A&M University while completing her studies. She holds a PhD in Animal Sciences and currently lectures at Mount Kenya University.
Dr. Wambui has a clear vision for applying the results of her research to assisting pastoralists and small livestock farmers in Kenya. She understands the importance of the pastoralist to the economic development of small farmers, communities and thus Kenya. A large majority of farmers with small livestock (such as goats) are women who have the ability to increase the productivity of their goats and herds, which could be directly translated into an improved livelihood for families and local communities. By improving the nutrition and animal production of small enterprises such as goat farmers, Dr. Wambui aimed to directly empower women and was focused on how her research could practically assist pastoralists to produce more and to improve living standards. Dr. Wambui has stated that among her goals was the wish to collaborate with organizations outside of an academic setting and, as a leader, she readily engages in work with government officials, NGOs, and ministries.