• Pre-university education, Trevianum, Sittard 1993-1999
  • Bachelor in social science, political science and history, University of Utrecht 1999-2002
  • Master in international relations, London School of Economics and Political Science 2002-2003


  • Editor and freelance writer, MacFan 1999-2004
  • Marketing employee, Feral Interactive, London 2002-2003
  • Researcher, Economic Institute, University of Utrecht 2002
  • State trainee, Ministry of Transport, Public works & Water management and Foreign Affairs 2003-2005
  • Diplomat, Taskforce Sudan, Unit West- en Middle-Europe, Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan, Representation Ramallah, Palestinian Zone, Ministry of Foreign Affairs 2005-2012