May is an Associate in I-DEV’s East Africa office, where she specializes in financial modeling, investment advisory, investment readiness support, and financial analysis. Prior to joining I-DEV, May worked as an Analyst at Burbidge Capital Limited, a boutique investment firm focused on corporate finance advisory for SMEs in East Africa, where she provided a range of support on mezzanine financing, natural resources and Growth Enterprise Market Segment (GEMS) engagements. She was also an editor and contributor to publications tracking natural resources and financial trends throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. Her expertise includes advanced financial modeling, business valuations, bond valuation, pitch deck and investment readiness development, and due diligence across diverse sectors including energy, mining, agribusiness, hospitality, fast moving consumer goods, manufacturing, financial services and real estate. May has also played a significant role in marketing various transactions to investors, due diligence management and negotiations of investment terms. May holds a BSc in Actuarial Science from the University of Nairobi, and has completed Certified Public Accountant (Kenya) examinations. In addition, she is currently pursuing the CFA level II having completed CFA level I examinations. May was born and raised in Kenya, and is a fluent Swahili speaker.