May Hobeika works at Ecologic Institute as a Researcher. Her work focuses on agricultural and land-use climate policy. May's native languages are French and German; she is fluent in English and speaks conversational Spanish.
May Hobeika contributes to research on living labs for agroecology in the ALL-Ready project, the development of transition pathways for pesticide reduction in the SPRINT project, and to Capacity Building for Ambitious Climate Action in the Agri-food Sector in Central Eastern Europe.
Prior to joining Ecologic Institute, May worked as a Consultant in the Trade and Agriculture Directorate at the Organization for Economic and Co-operation and Development (OECD, France) on food systems, agri-environmental indicators, and innovation policy for the evaluation of the EU Common Agricultural Policy. She previously interned in the Climate Adaptation Division of the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC, Germany), where she focused on knowledge management related to agriculture and food security in National Adaptation Plans. May has also interned at enviacon international, a Berlin-based consultancy, where she performed international agri-food market research and at Forum Ökologisch-soziale Marktwirtschaft (FÖS), a Berlin-based think tank, where she assisted research on economic instruments for nitrogen and ammonia emission reduction, and for meat consumption reduction.
May Hobeika holds a master's degree in International Governance with a specialization in Agriculture from Sciences Po (Paris, France) and a bachelor's degree in Economics and the Earth's Environment from McGill University (Montreal, Canada). During her bachelor studies, May completed a field study semester in Panama, where she researched the impacts of climate change on agriculture and local adaptation strategies in Tierras Altas.