Justine obtained her BSc degree in Pedagogical Sciences and is currently pursuing her Research MSc degree in Child Development and Education at the University of Amsterdam.
She is currently our lab manager and a student-assistant on our Niet de Eerste de Beste project, which is part of The Young Academy (De Jonge Akademie) and studies the challenges and opportunities faced by first- generation scientists in academia. From 2021-2022, Justine worked on our science communication project funded by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). This project uses citizen science to understand what inequality means to children from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds. Based on this project, she co-developed the educational materials Who’s the Scientist? Educational Material to Engage Children in Playful Ways With Science.