Using my computing skills, I have been fortunate enough to have worked all over the world. Having grown up in Holland, I went to the US to pursue my graduate studies. After that, I mostly worked on short-term research projects at many different universities and research institutes, in many different countries in all continents except Antarctica (my goal is to make it out there too, one day). In between jobs, I regularly take several months to just travel around somewhere.

Next to science, my big passion is the great outdoors. Anywhere I go, I try to make some time to go hiking and discover the natural beauty of the country or region I happen to be in. Some of my travel and hiking experiences will appear on this blog as well. A more complete overview of my recent hiking trips can be found on my personal website.