Hi, my name is Marijke. I am going to be this year’s Vice-President. I’m excited to fill this brand new function this year. Next to AFD I am starting my Masters Water Science and Management at the Utrecht University. Joining the AFD Board gives me the ability to expand my academic knowledge and practical skills, but (maybe more important) it also gives me the opportunity to have social impact. In this rapidly changing world with limited resources it is important for all of us to do our part to ensure that we move towards a more sustainable way of life. I see working with AFD as a first step in the right direction for me.