I am a PhD candidate at Wageningen University, as part of CIFOR's Global Comparative Study on REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation, plus enhancing forest carbon stocks). My research focuses on REDD+ performance assessment at the subnational scale, in the context of measurement, reporting and verification (MRV). Within the GCS research program, I collaborate as an interdisciplinary researcher with colleagues from both the modules on subnational initiatives and measuring carbon emissions. Specific research themes are data uncertainty and deforestation drivers assessment. At Wageningen University, I am the coordinator of the REDD@WUR network, a research network of scholars working on REDD+, and organizer of the interdisciplary Agriculture-Climate-Forests-Food PhD discussion group.
I have a BSc degree in International Development Studies (Wageningen University) with a specialisation in Sociology of Rural Development. I also studied at Utrecht University, where I obtained my MSc degree in Environmental Sciences (Sustainable Development-International Development), which was followed by a joint MSc in Geographical Information Management and Applications from University of Twente/ITC Enschede, TU Delft, Utrecht University and Wageningen University & Research.