Esther is a Graduate Fellow within the Sustainable Livestock Systems (SLS) department at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). She is currently pursuing her PhD at Wageningen University and Research (WUR). Her research focus is on social differentiation, political economy and institutional aspects shaping low emission development (LED). Esther is motivated by interdisciplinary research focusing on knowledge, practice, power, gender and politics shaping inclusive and sustainable agricultural development and investments. She has over 10 years of research experience in multidisciplinary teams. Prior to starting her PhD, she worked with the Monitoring and Evaluation team within the Policy Institutions and Livelihoods (PIL) program at ILRI. Before joining ILRI Esther worked within the social economic department at Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research organization (KALRO) for four years on various capacities including gender and socio-economic aspects shaping technology transfer.