• Arnhem, Netherlands
  • 28 augustus 2022

Systemic change as the pathway to just and sustainable world for all.

MSc Student 'Environment, Development and Politics' @ University of Birmingham

Social and Environmental Justice | Environmental Governance | Power, Politics, and Policy | Inclusion, Participation, and Collaboration



MSc Environment, Development and Politics @ University of Birmingham
sep 2019 — Huidig

- Modules include 'Conflict and Development', 'Development Policy and Politics', 'Environment and Sustainable Development', 'Global Environmental Governance', and 'Livelihoods and Development in Africa'
- Dissertation topic: Environmental justice implications of the Aliwal Shoal
Marine Protected Area on the livelihoods of local (subsistence) fisherfolk

BSc International Development Studies @ Wageningen University and Research
sep 2014 — aug 2019

- Major: Communication, technology and policy
- Minor: From disaster to development: processes of sustainable transformation
- Dissertation topic: Politics of knowledge in adaptive collaborative management of natural resources


Research Intern (dissertation-related fieldwork) @ South Durban Community Environmental Alliance
mei 2022 — jul 2022

- Organised, reviewed, and summarised articles, reports, and internal documents
- Wrote a thematic brief on marine protected areas in (South) Africa
- Collected primary data through participant observation, focus groups, participatory mapping exercises, and surveys
- Provided administrative support during stakeholder meetings

SDG Consultancy Trainee @ SDG House | TheRockGroup | Urban Farming 035
mrt 2021 — jun 2021

- Identified and analysed possibilities for collaborations between Urban Farming 035 (residents’ initiative) and local businesses in Hilversum together with two other trainees
- Wrote a literature review, interviewed relevant stakeholders, and conducted a market analysis
- Wrote a report and presented our findings to our client
- Attended several trainings (e.g. professional communication, consultancy, project management) and SDG Talks from experts in various fields

Intern @ British Red Cross (in collaboration with the University of Birmingham)
nov 2019 — jan 2020

- Co-led a multidisciplinary, multicultural team
- Researched and analysed three real-life challenges experienced by the British Red Cross
- Identified and tested innovative and practical solutions
- Wrote a report and presented our findings to a group of academic experts and a local manager of the British Red Cross

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