Working experience

Louis Bolk Institute
Driebergen, NL
2012-now

Researcher agro biodiversity
- Project leader of research projects about biodiversity in the rural landscape
- Supervision of farmer study groups and networks
- Maintenance of project websites
- Supervision of students

- Writing articles, brochures and press releases

 

 


Freelance evaluator
Apeldoorn, NL
2011-2011

Researcher
- Working on a systematic review on food security interventions for the Dutch Operations and Policy Evaluation Department (IOB)

 

 


Apenheul Primate Park
Apeldoorn, NL
2011-2011

Zookeeper
- Taking care of capuchin monkeys, macaques, gorillas, tamarins and proboscis monkeys (amongst others)

 

 


Louis Bolk Institute
Driebergen, NL
2009-2011

Researcher sustainable land use and climate
- Studying the effects of agriculture on climate emissions and methods to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

 

 


Soil and More International
Driebergen, NL
2009-2011

Employee for research and development
- Recruited as environmental consultant for different multinationals from the agro sector

 

 


Blonk Milieu Advies
Gouda, NL
2007-2009

Junior consultant
- Studying environmental effects of food products based on Life Cycle Analyses (LCA)


 


Wageningen University
Wageningen, NL
2003-2004

Education employee VWO Campus

 

 


Apenheul Primate Park
Apeldoorn, NL
1996-2007

Multiple part time jobs in zookeeping, catering, visitor service (also teamleader)

 

 


Education

MSc Biology
Wageningen University, NL
2005-2007

Specialization Ecology
- Major in Ecology of Natural Resources
- Minor in Education



Master thesis Resource Ecology
- Study on the impact of the black rhinoceros browsing behavior on a local plant population of Euphorbia bothae in the Great Fish River Reserve, South Africa

 



Internship Apenheul Primate Conservation Trust
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Independent research about the status and socio-economic effects of an organic coffee production project and nature conservation project in the cloud forest of Peru

 

 


BSc Biology
Wageningen University, NL
2001-2006
VWO Baudartius College
Zutphen, NL
1999-2000
Vrije School de IJssel
Zutphen, NL
1994-1999


Other competences and experience

Computer competences
- Expert with MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint and software for data analyses
- Basic knowledge on Adobe Photoshop, Macromedia Dreamweaver
and several CMS systems for website maintenance, Mailchimp



Driving skills
- Driving licence B



Languages
- Dutch & English, writing and speaking fluently
- Spanish & German, writing and speaking reasonable




Social competences
- Energetic, optimistic, social, sincere, loyal



Other activities
- Course supervision of farmer groups and networks
- Winner 'Battle of the Cheetahs' with the concept 'Too Good to Waste'
- 6 Months of travelling in Southeast Asia


2012
2012
1999

 

Basmati rice by-products after processing, India 2010 Elder Ulton Lopez showing his nursery with coffee seedlings, Peru, 2007 Soil samples, Egypt 2009