I obtained my bachelor degree at Radboud University Nijmegen where I graduated Cum Laude. During my Bachelor thesis project I was supervised by prof. dr. A. Achterberg.
I also obtained my masters degree Cum Laude at Radboud University Nijmegen. My master thesis project was done inside the BlackHoleCam collaboration and was under supervision of dr. M. Mościbrodzka and prof. dr. H. Falcke.
During my master I was rewarded the Radboud University Student Award. This award is rewarded to at most two students per year for their extraordinary contribution to academia combined with excellent study results. I was aware this award for obtaining my degree Cum Laude, while participating on various levels of student politics throughout my study.
I am a PhD student at Radboud University and a member of the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration, where I am modeling the primary EHT targets. My PhD supervisors are prof. dr. H. Falcke and dr. M. Mościbrodzka. During my PhD I was selected by the Dutch Royal Academy of Sciences as one of the Faces of Science. And as a member of the EHT I recieved the 2020 Breakthrough Prize for Fundamental Physics.
From january 2019 till July 2019 I was a Research Analyst at the Simons Foundations Center for Computational Astrophysics (CCA). During my time at CCA I collaborated with dr. A. Philippov.