I am a pragmatic idealist and above all passioante European. I am a political scientist specialized in signalling and analysing societal developments and political trends. I am passionate to find solutions for social and international issues. Thanks to multiple experiences abroad, I have developed a strong cultural sensitivity. Others describe me as a networker with a great sense for interpersonal relations. Someone that builds bridges between the different worlds of politics, science and society. I love to meet and conncect people from all kinds of backgrounds. Furthermore, I am fanatic about architecture and design. If I am not working, I am cycling around Brussels, go on a ski trip, while always dancing and photographing.
Experienced public speaker, lecturer and trainer in political processes, strategic communication and negotiation.
Between 2015-2016, as a Training Fellow at the Clingendael Institute, I gave presentations on European Affairs to diplomats from Latin America, Northern Africa and Asia. Furthermore, I was involved in training policy officers as part of their preparation for the Dutch Presidency to the European Union (2016).
I am a public speaker at universities, for international organisations and companies:
Sorbonne University in Paris, France
University of Amsterdam
Nyenrode University, The Netherlands
During the weekend, I am a teacher on politics for TADA for young children (age 10-15).