Claudia Arndt joined the Sustainable Livestock Systems Program as Senior Scientist and Co-leader of the Mazingira Centre in March 2021. In May 2022, she became the Team Leader of the Mazingira Centre. Previously, she has been working as Associate Scientist on sustainable livestock systems at the National Agrarian University La Molina in Peru. Prior to that she worked at the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (Spanish acronym CATIE) in Costa Rica. She was the on-the-ground coordinator of an international project called "Sustainable futures for the Costa Rica dairy sector: Optimizing environmental and economic outcomes” (SusCoRiDa) led by Bangor University in collaboration with Rothamsted Research. Before that she worked at the Environmental Defense Fund, a nonprofit environmental advocacy group in the US. Her research focuses on optimizing nutrient utilization efficiency to reduce the use of natural resources and environmental impact from livestock systems.
She holds a PhD in Dairy Science from the University of Wisconsin - Madison (USA) and a MSc in Livestock Sciences as well as a BSc in Agricultural Sciences and Environmental Management from the Justus Liebig University of Giessen (Germany).