As a historian, writer and former journalist I love to observe and analyze our world in historical perspective. From starting a newspaper as a 10-year-old, I moved on to study Language and Culture Studies (BA) and International Relations in Historical Perspective (MA) at Utrecht University and journalism (MS) at Columbia University in New York. I lived and worked in Florida, New York and Boston for six years before moving back to my native country, The Netherlands, in 2016. I currently work as an information specialist and I am an activist for freedom of information.