At the moment I am an enthusiastic 25 year old Human Media Interaction student enjoying life in Enschede, the Netherlands. However, my youth has been far from standard.
My story begins in Sittard, a town in Limburg, where I was born on the 26th of June. My parents were only living in the Netherlands temporarily for my birth, so within a few months we moved to Uganda where my parents worked. After about a year in Uganda we moved back to the Netherlands for a few months so my brother could join the family, but as with me, a few months after his birth we moved to another country, this time Zimbabwe.
We ended up staying in Zimbabwe another 10 years, of which we spent the first five years in Mutare, a small town close to the border with Mozambique, and the other five in the capital Harare. My parents insisted on sending my brother and I to a standard public school and with additional Dutch schooling one afternoon every week. During my time in Zimbabwe I learnt and experienced a lot of different things compared to schoolchildren here in the Netherlands.
When I turned 11 my parents decided to move back to the Netherlands so that my brother and I could do secondary school in the Netherlands, and partially also because Zimbabwe was becoming increasingly unstable. After finishing the final year of primary school in Delft, I decided to follow bi-lingual secondary school education. And after six years I left the Grotius College with my VWO diploma and an International Baccalaureate Certificate for English ready to start university in Enschede.
In February 2015 I finished my bachelor in Creative Technology with my final assignment being a user centred redesign of an interface. Currently I have almost finished the masters Science Education and Communication, getting my teaching degree in Computer Science, and Human Media Interaction.