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In about two sentences - what do you do?
Within Doon I deal with the education aspect. Besides that, my background is financial so I help companies and organizations with financial questions. Also, I do trainings and consultancy and customer service. 

And in your work: what are you most proud of? 
I’m proud when – at the end of an event like a hackathon – a student tells me that they learned more in those three days than they did in half a year at school. That’s when we’ve made an impact. That makes me proud and happy. 

What do you think about pineapple on pizza?
I like them both, even when put together. Pineapple also contributes to a healthy digestion, so that’s even more positive, but that would depend on the order in which you eat them. 

If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be? 
If I could make the world cleaner and rid it of waste. Have people be more conscious of these things at the snap of a finger. I mean, we only have one planet, one (pretty large) house. 

Who was your childhood idol? Are you (almost) there?
I didn’t really have one. If I had a poster on the wall it was probably Che Guevara. When I was playing football it was Cruyff. In music it was the Eagles, or Supertramp. I like the current music, too. You start to look at things differently and your interest broadens.

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and I need some inspiration. What is your idea of an ideal or most romantic date? 
That you’re with someone where you understand eachother, only need half a word, where spontaneity is important and nothing is too crazy. For instance, spontaneity can be: we got into a car at 8 in the morning. At 12 I was in Frankfurt. We were there for under an hour and decided: let’s go to Austria. We had a party there, and the next day we came back to the Netherlands.