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 Date Submitted:28-07-2015
 Last Modified:28-07-2015 (03:14)
Job information
 Current job:YGT at ESTEC
 Employment Term:Temp/Contract
 Job location:Europe only
 Date available:immediately
 Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
 KeywordsPolicy Advisor


Curriculum Vitae


Personal Information

Born:                                             January 11, 1982, Washington, D.C., U.S.A. 

Nationality:                                   Dutch



4 / 2012 - 4 / 2014                         Executive Space Course, International Space University, Strasbourg, France

9 / 2010 - 12 /2012                        Master Business Administration: Strategy & Innovation, University of Groningen, The Netherlands                                                     

                                                      Thesis: Entrant strategy and policy of commercial space industry for TNO Space.

9 / 2001 – 8 / 2012                        Bachelor Business Administration, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

                                                      Thesis: The decision-making process at NASA after the Columbia disaster.

9 / 2000 – 8 / 2001                        Art History, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

9 / 1998 – 7 / 2000                        International Baccalaureate, InternationalSchool of The Hague, The Netherlands 

9 / 1997 – 7 / 1998                        IGCSE, InternationalSchool of The Hague, The Netherlands



Job Experience

4 / 2015 – 7 / 2015                      Business & Technical Management Traineeship (Young Graduate Trainee)

                                                      European Space Agency, ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands

                                                      Directorate Human Spaceflight and Operations - Coordination Office (HSO-C),

International Relations: Financing, politics, legal affairs for International Space Station

Near Earth Object Segment: Setting up of European warning network& policy

7 / 2014 – 3 / 2015                        Business & Technical Management Traineeship (Young Graduate Trainee)

                                                      European Space Agency, ESOC, Darmstadt, Germany

                                                      Directorate Human Spaceflight and Operations - Coordination Office (HSO-C),

Near Earth Object Segment: Setting up of European warning network& policy

Unmanned spaceflight: Tender offer for LEOP service

12 / 2012 – 6 /2014                       Policy Advisor

                                                      Ministry of Economic Affairs, The Hague, The Netherlands

Directorate Top Sector and Industrial policy

Logistic Sector: policy concerning reduction of administrative & legislative burdens, internationalization, monitoring, human capital and reduction of transport crime.

SMEs: Subsidies, financing and communicationof top sector policy (2012-2013)

Human Capital: connecting top sectors to program“TechniekPact” (2014)

12 / 2011 – 11 / 2012                    Administrator

                                                      Tax and Customs Administration, Rijswijk, The Netherlands

Handling complex cases regarding financial and legal aspects of governmental benefits.

3/ 2011 – 9 / 2011                         Internship/Master Thesis                                                                                                          

                                                      TNOSpace, Delft, The Netherlands


Extracurricular Activities

7 / 2015 - present                        Space Generation Advisory Council, NEO Project Group

                                                     In support of United Nations Programme on Space Applications

10 / 2010 – 1 / 2011:                     Conference committee, Ambizzious

                                                      Master student association Strategy & Innovation, University of Groningen

                                                      Duties: Organizing event; contacting speakers and sponsors.

4 / 2007 - 2 / 2008:                        Yearbook 2008, R.K.S.V. Albertus Magnus

                       Fraternity, Groningen                                                                                                             

                       Duties: editorial work, graphic design, drafting sponsors.

2 / 2004 – 7 / 2004:                       Mentor, BIG

                                                      Business student association, University of Groningen

8 / 2003 – 7 / 2004:                       Committee Interchange, BIG                                                                    

                                                     Business student association, University of Groningen

6 / 2001 – 8 / 2001:                       Summer facility committee, R.K.S.V. Albertus Magnus

                                                      Fraternity, Groningen

9 / 1999 – 1 / 2000:                       Yearbook committee                                                                                  

                                                      International School of The Hague

3 / 1998 – 4 / 1998:                       M.U.N.I.S.H.  1998                                                                                                       

                                                      Model United Nations, InternationalSchool of The Hague


Diverse Skills                                                                   

Languages:                                Dutch (native language)

                                                      English (2nd native language)                                                                                                        

                                                     German (mediocre)

                                                      French (mediocre)      


Computer Skills:                      Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite, Lotus Notes                  


Other:                                            Driver’s license (Dutch “B”)



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