I spent my first 12 years in the Netherlands, then 10 years in New Zealand where I finished secondary school and graduated from university (BA soc. sci. and Dip. in Appl. Statistics, Massey Uni.). Then I moved back to the Netherlands where I did a Masters' degree in Demography followed by a PhD in the same field (both Uni. of Groningen), which I finished in 2004 and was written in English. Since 2002 I live in Spain. Although I now work and write in Spanish, my level still needs a lot of improvement. I also have a basic knowledge of Catalan.