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My work aims to improve the quality, integrity and accessibility of information flows. I have worked as a linguist in the translation-, media- and software industries in New York, Boston and Amsterdam.

Since 2022 I work freelance with Dutch FOIA researchers (WOB/WOO) and I write blogs, books and poetry. In the public sphere I am an advocate for freedom of information, a fundamental human right.

Earlier I worked for well-known lawyers, European book publishers, Ivy League universities and multinationals like Time Inc. and Atlassian.

At Utrecht University I studied Language and Culture Studies (BA, 2006) and History of International Relations (MA, 2007) with a specialization in the First World War. At Columbia University in New York I received my degree in Journalism (MSc, 2009) with honors for long-form reporting on mental illness and homelessness.