Caroline is a Government Partnerships Associate, based in the WRI Europe office in The Hague. She is responsible for supporting donor stewardship with WRI’s key government partners as well as for identifying and developing relations with new government donors in Europe.

Prior to joining WRI, Caroline worked at intergovernmental organizations pursuing efforts to advance the Sustainable Development Goals. Most recently she worked at the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), focusing on promoting the rule of law and sustainable development in fragile and (post) conflict countries, and prior to that at the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), focusing on economic growth and environmental sustainability in developing countries and emerging economies. At these organizations her roles included program design, development and implementation, as well as institutional strategy and partnership development. 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 in the Netherlands, and a B.A. in Liberal Arts and Social Sciences from Utrecht University College also in 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.