As a junior technical officer in the Deltas and Coasts team, I work on projects around the world to protect and restore coastal wetlands like mangrove areas. To give one example, I developed a tool to monitor the mangrove ecosystem development after restoration activities in Guinea Bissau. I like the work, focussing on deltas and coasts, because these areas are complex, with many different interests. For me, the challenge is to find solutions, which ensure human wellbeing and prosperous nature.
I grew up in the West of the Netherlands, and have spent a large part of my life surrounded by water. Since then, I have loved swimming, sailing, and walking surrounded by beautiful wetland nature.