I am driven to contribute to improving patients’ lives worldwide significantly. I have served in numerous roles in science, government, hospitals, and industry. Being born in a medical family specialized in genetics I experienced first hand that there is more information about patient profiles and genomics to save lives.
I became a genomics scientist working on epigenetics cell reprogramming at Harvard, aiming to find cures faster. Until I realized that by using intelligent technology, we can empower patients to share real-world experiences so each patient benefits from the experiences from similar patients like them and find patterns faster.
I founded SocialGenomics and the Human Genome Foundation, responsible for helping patients access life-saving information and building multi-stakeholder collaborations in complex environments.
Being a visionary to the core, I have unique experiences within the healthcare sector worldwide. Previously I worked as a scientist at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, research intern at the Global Health & Ethics department of the World Health Organization in Geneva and Peking University.
My work for patients worldwide and society at large received multiple respected awards, e.g. NASA acknowledgement, multi-awarded speaker on TED, appointed One Young World ambassador in Den Hague, winner global 2019 Access to Healthcare Award by Sandoz, SXSW, Austin (USA) and listed TOP50 most influential Dutch Woman in Tech. My work and vision is shared on global platforms, supported by leaders and presidents.