Maria Noichl (S&D) is a German member of the European Parliament. She is a member of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development as well as the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality where she is the coordinator for the S&D group. Currently, she is also a member of the Committee of Inquiry on the Protection of Animals during Transport. Furthermore, she is Vice-President of the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals. Maria Noichl is the S&D shadow rapporteur for the Common Agricultural Policy's Strategic Plan Regulation. Prior to her decision to run for the European Parliament, she was a representative of the Bavarian Parliament and the spokesperson for agriculture and forestry. She used to work as a teacher for nutrition and handicrafts.