She is Interim Chair Holder and Associate Professor at the Wageningen University Farming Systems Ecology group and Visiting Professor in the Department of Global Development at Cornell University. She graduated cum laude from Wageningen University in 2009 with a Master’s degree in Animal Sciences. Her PhD project focused on the environmental benefits of using human-inedible-sources as livestock feed. Since graduating cum laude for her PhD, she has continued to work in this research area. With her team, she developed the circular food systems (CiFoS) model where stakeholders can co-design and evaluate innovative yet attainable food systems that secure human and planetary health. She received several personal grants and prices such as the NWO Talent Scheme grant and the Global FoodShot price in 2021.