May has been teaching all levels of Dutch as a second language since 2013. She holds a PhD in Latin American Literature from New York University in the USA, and returned to Amsterdam in 2013. In 2015 she received her teaching certificate from Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. She thinks classes should have a relaxed atmosphere, but that students should take their work seriously. Students describe her as friendly and funny. They laugh a lot with her and her classes are fun. Her colleagues call her dedicated and hard-working, with a sharp eye for the needs and backgrounds of individual students.
May likes reading and writing, theater, dance, cinema and music.