Education

  • Public Administration at the University of Twente in Enschede, course not completed
  • Law at the State University of Groningen, course not completed
  • Pre-university education (VWO) Kamerlingh Onnes Comprehensive School in Groningen, until June 1989

Career

  • Member of the Dutch House of Representatives, since 17 May 1994 - 22 february 2007
  • State Secretary of Education, Culture and Science, since 22 February - 23 February 2010