Education

  • Pre-university education, Liberal Protestant secondary school, The Hague 1987-1993
  • National and European History, University of Leiden 1993-1999
  • Certificate International Law, University of Leiden 1995-1999
  • International Relations, Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, Bologna Italy 1999-2000
  • Course Public Diplomacy, Minisry of Foreign Affairs 2004
  • Course Governance sensitivity: political-governmental sensitivity, Ministry of Foreign Affairs 2005
  • Course Introduction Islam, Ministry of Foreign Affairs 2005
  • Framework course VVD 2006

Career

  • Diplomats training, Ministry of Foreign Affairs 2002
  • Internship parliamentary editorial office, NRC Handelsblad 1999
  • Instituut Clingendael, Den Haag 2000
  • Personal assistant to VVD Member of Parliament Mw. De Vries 2000-2002
  • Policy officer, Unit Police and Foreigners Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs 2002-2003
  • Political assistant to VVD State Secretary Nicolai for European Affairs 2003-2006
  • Policy officer, Unit Integration Europe, Ministry of Foreign Affairs 2006-2007
  • Second embassy secretary, Berlin 2007-2010
  • Senior policy officer, manager Taskforce Iran, Unit Africa and Middle-East, Ministry of Foreign Affairs 2010-2012