Caroline C. Ng’weno is currently a Wildlife Ecologist at Born Free Foundation, in Meru Conservation area, Kenya. Through her current research, she tries to understand how species interactions can inform wildlife conservation and management. Caroline’s work as an ecologist satisfies her thirst to constantly pursue new questions and be outdoors.
Her professional and research interests span a broad range of topics focusing on the ecology of African Savanna, with emphasis on predator-prey interactions, human-wildlife co-existence, and the advancement of human livelihoods and quality of life through education. Her research coalesces around applied research, basic questions in ecology, and bridging the natural-social science gap.
Caroline is also involved with Earthwatch Institute - as the PI for the Exploring Lions and Their Prey Project. Additionally, she is the Co- founder of Pambazuka Warrior Women Initiative (PWW), a Kenyan non-profit organization that inspires and mentors’ young women into science and strives to foster appreciation for wildlife by local communities through education, outreach, and development of science-based solutions. She is an alumna of the Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program. She received a BSc. in Education Science from Maseno University, Kenya, and an MPhil in Environmental science from Moi University, Kenya, and a PhD in Zoology, from University of Wyoming, USA.