Mathijs recently graduated in International Land and Water Management (MSc) from Wageningen University, with a major in Adaptive Water Management. He has a BSc in soil, water, and atmosphere, focusing on hydrology. Previously, he interned with The Hague Institute for Global Justice and the UNFCCC. He also spent some time in Nepal.
From October 2017 Mathijs will be working with IRC Ethiopia via the Young Expert Programme (YEP). In Ethiopia he will working in the role of research advisor contributing among other things to the REACH project.