As the lead analyst for UCS’s palm oil work, Calen May-Tobin conducts research on palm-related deforestation and how to reduce the land-use carbon footprint of the palm oil industry. Calen also conducts analyses for UCS Tropical Forest and Climate Initiative, including work on legislative issues relating to illegal logging and research on reducing emissions from tropical deforestation, degradation, and land-use change. Prior to joining UCS, Calen worked for the Society for Conservation Biology. Calen holds a M.S. in ecology from the University of California, Irvine.