Working experience

Louis Bolk Institute
Driebergen, NL

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

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



Apenheul Primate Park
Apeldoorn, NL

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



Louis Bolk Institute
Driebergen, NL

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

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



Blonk Milieu Advies
Gouda, NL

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


Wageningen University
Wageningen, NL

Education employee VWO Campus



Apenheul Primate Park
Apeldoorn, NL

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




MSc Biology
Wageningen University, NL

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
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
VWO Baudartius College
Zutphen, NL
Vrije School de IJssel
Zutphen, NL

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

- 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



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