1999 M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences (organic agriculture) Wageningen University, The Netherlands
1994 B.Sc. in Environmental Sciences (soil and water quality), Wageningen University, The Netherlands.
July-sept. 2009 Consultancy job for Consorcio Peru and the municipality of Cañaris (Peru). Formulation of environmental impact document for small scale irrigation for organic coffee.
2008 Consultancy job for Solid (Belgian NGO). Formulate project proposal for forestry project in Ayacucho (Peru)
2006 – 2007 Consultancy job for Oxfam International (Peru). Investigation of water governance in Ecuador, Peru en Bolivia. The study assessed the complex relations between the qualitative, quantitative, legal and organizational aspects of water management in the Andes.
2002 -2006 International Service (York, UK, stationed in Bolivia): Advisor for rural municipalities and NGOs in La Paz and Santa Cruz. Activities included – among others - the strengthening of farmers’ organizations (PASYBOL, organic coffee in the Yungas of La Paz, and AFRUMO fruit producers in Vallegrande), the elaboration of project proposals, and the study of the production and value chain of organic cherimoya in Santa Cruz.