Inès Martin graduated in 2020 with a master's degree in 'Agro-and Ecosystems Engineering' from KU Leuven; a multidisciplinary programme that she complemented with a major in 'Agricultural and Resource Economics'. By combining bioengineering and economics, she developed a broad socio-economic perspective on the functioning of global agro- and ecosystems. During her studies, she also gained the necessary experience with projects in an international context: a project on food and energy security in Ethiopia and a master's thesis on biodiversity loss in agriculture in the context of a VLIR project in Peru.
A first work experience in the research group 'Agricultural and Rural Development Economics' at the KU Leuven further stimulated her interest in agricultural economics and rural development. As a consultant in Rural Development & Green Economy, she would like to contribute to the achievement of sustainable solutions for concrete social challenges.