What is your name?
Can you tell something about yourself?
Originally I am from ‘s-Hertogenbosch, a beautiful place that lies more in the south of the country. Since 2017 I am living in Amsterdam because of my study. Currently, I am in my fourth and last year of my Bachelor Psychobiology at the University of Amsterdam. After doing a minor in Economics and taking extra subjects last year, I am now doing a pre-master trajectory for the master Development and Health Psychology together with an internship at Neuroscience of Addiction Lab. Besides studying, I joined Okeanos, a rowing association where I do a lot of voluntary work. As a student job, I work at Sedgwick, a medical consultant for insurances.
What is your role at the NOFA lab?
As a bachelor intern at Joint Study, my role is to assist the PhD students who are doing a cannabis use disorder study. It is a cross-cultural neuroimaging study. My job is to recruit people, to screen potential participants and to execute a full test session with subjects. Within Joint Study, I am also doing my research for my bachelor’s thesis.
What is your main research interest/topic?
During my bachelor, I have developed an interest in the (neuro)development of behavioural and mental health problems. My main interest is in the impact of the social environment on the development of these problems. For my thesis I will focus on cultural differences regarding social influence on cannabis use.
Is there anything else we should know about you?
You can wake me up in the middle of the night for chocolate and cheese.