Caroline is WRI's Manager for International Cooperation, based in the WRI Europe office in The Hague. She is responsible for engaging and stewarding relations with WRI’s main European government partners as well as for developing relations with new government donors in Europe.

Caroline has a background in international development and has a wide range of experience in supporting institutional strategy development, partnership and donor relations as well as program development and implementation. Prior to joining WRI, Caroline worked as a program development specialist for the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), an intergovernmental organization focusing on the rule of law and sustainable development in fragile and (post) conflict countries. Previous to that Caroline was a consultant at the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), focusing on donor relations and coordinating projects that advance economic growth and environmental sustainability in developing countries and emerging economies. In addition, she has worked at an international chamber of commerce focusing on expanding trade and investment relations between the Netherlands and countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. She has contributed to assignments at the Netherlands Development Bank (FMO) and human rights NGOs based in Brussels and The Hague. She has completed a traineeship at the European Parliament in Brussels.

Caroline holds a M.A. in European Union Studies from Leiden University and a B.A. in Liberal Arts and Social Sciences from Utrecht University College from the Netherlands. Further, she participated in an international development exchange program at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

In her free time, she enjoys eating out, spending time at the beach, hiking and travelling with her husband, Marten, and two young children, Olivia and Luca.