Caeli discovered her passion for the dairy industry while working on a 40-cow milking herd in Canada and gained a global perspective of on-farm challenges and opportunities by exploring dairy systems internationally. By incorporating this lived experience into her work, she was awarded the 2019 Australian Young Dairy Scientist of the Year for her ability to meaningfully communicate and transfer innovative scientific research to farmers.
Caeli Richardson holds B.Sc. (Animal Biology), M.Sc. (Breeding and Genetics) degrees from the University of Guelph and Ph.D. (Computational Biology) at La Trobe University and Agriculture Victoria in Australia. Her research focuses on opportunities to improve the long-term economic and environmental sustainability of the dairy industry using genetic improvement strategies.