Renee Bullock joined the Sustainable Livestock System Program in Kenya in ILRI in August 2018. Her current work includes understanding socially differentiated abilities and capacities to adapt to climate change and youth specific opportunties and constraints in the dairy sector in East Africa. She previously worked at the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture from 2014-2018 and lived in Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo. During these years she contributed to efforts to mainstream gender in the Roots, Tubers and Bananas Program. Her research and development efforts included understanding gender and innovation in farming systems, youth employment, and gender based violence in Central and West Africa. Renee earned her PhD in Geography in 2015 from the University of Florida, during which time she had multiple fellowships with the World Agroforestry Centre to investigate spice value chains in the East Usambaras, Tanzania. She was born and grew up in New Jersey, USA.