Nienke is junior researcher at the SYNC lab and is involved in our citizen science project YoungXperts. This project aims to include the voices of adolescents in scientific research by organizing living labs (i.e. interactive brainstorms) at schools and youth organisations in Rotterdam.

As junior researcher, she manages the YoungXperts project. She is concerned with the organization and implementation of the brainstorm sessions and workshops. She maintains contact with school leaders and youth workers. Furthermore, she helps with the recruitment and marketing of YoungXperts.

Nienke has a background in communication and media and obtained her master in Consumer Marketing at the University of Amsterdam in 2021. She has working experience in marketing and project management. Nienke is interested in youth participation and how scientists can recruit and include a diverse group of young people from different social backgrounds in their research.