Education

  • Political science, Free University of Amsterdam
  • Pre-university education
  • Journalism (propedeutic year)

Career

  • Logistic management of medical aid team, Iraq 1991
  • Junior policy officer PvdA fraction, House of Representatives 1991-1994
  • Emergency aid coordinator and deputy director, Dorcas international aid agency 1994-1999
  • Policy officer healthcare and foreign affairs, ChristenUnie fraction, House of Representatives 1999-2001
  • National campaign leader ChristenUnie 2001-2003
  • Duo-member of Noord-Holland Provincial States for ChristenUnie 2003
  • Head of Communication and Campaigns 2003-2006