Alumni in the picture Are you curious about what you will be able to do once you have finished your degree at Wageningen University & Research? These graduates tell you their story. They will tell you all about their degree and the work that they do now. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Google Linkedin Email Education, Research and Governance Canan Ziylan Canan Ziylan chose to do the specialisation Public Health & Nutrition at Wageningen University and graduated in 2011. Edwin Cuppen Edwin Cuppen obtained his degree in Molecular Life Sciences at Wageningen University in 1994. Fedor Gassner Fedor obtained his Master in Biology at Wageningen University in 2006. Tim Wezeman Tim obtained the Master Molecular Life Sciences and graduated in 2012. Jan Huitema Jan Huitema studied Animal Sciences and Animal Production Systems at Wageningen University. Natasja Poot In 2012, Natasja Poot obtained her Masters in Organic Agriculture at Wageningen University. Within her master she chose the specialisation Agro Ecology. Xueshi (Stone) Zhang Xueshi Zhang, 29, came from China to Wageningen to get a Master in Organic Agriculture. He graduated in 2009 Anne Koning Anne studied Forestry at Wageningen University and graduated in 1994. Christy van Beek In 1998, Christy van Beek graduated in Soil, Water and Atmosphere, with a specialisation in soil fertility. She has always been very interested in the interaction between soil and crops, which has played a major role in her further career. Business, Finance and ICT George Lubbe "Wageningen University & Research has a hell of a position as a knowledge centre in the field of agriculture and food. They must build upon this. And I like to contribute by strengthening the relationship between Wageningen University & Research and the business community." Wout Dekker "With a smile I regularly think back to the both useful and enjoyable time I spend time in Wageningen as student. Wageningen University & Research has an excellent worldwide reputation, and many of its graduates have excellent capabilities." Jan van der Hoeven ‘I look back on my student days with great pleasure. As a native of Wageningen, I have always taken a special interest in Wageningen University, both personally and professionally.’ Marcel Schuttelaar "The Wageningen attidude was always very: 'acting normal is being crazy enough'. But I continue to see 'Wageningers' becoming more and more proud of the university and its areas of expertise. I think that is a great development." Johan Lokhorst ‘I joined Wageningen Ambassadors out of an emotional attachment to the old University of Agriculture and because I believe that a good positioning is important for Wageningen University. Membership of this platform enables me to contribute to this, amid and with “old Wageningers”.' Jan Karel Mak In the years that followed, I experienced the value of the excellent academic training that I received here: the ability to reflect critically and to dare to explore uncharted territory.’ ‘My student days at Wageningen University in the 1970s and 1980s were both productive and enjoyable. Nick Lettink Nick Lettink did the master Management, Economics and Consumer studies, specialised in Facility Management and graduated in February of 2014. Harry Smit Harry Smit studied Agricultural Economics in Wageningen. Christine Gangl Christine Gangl studied Geo-Information Science in Germany. She specialised in Geo-Information and Public Works, which is a combination of land surveying, remote sensing, statistics and business sciences. For her thesis, she had the opportunity to work with a commercial GIS company on the use of unmanned aerial vehicles for spatial data acquisition. Simone Vaccari In 2010, Simone Vaccari obtained his bachelor’s degree in Telecommunication Engineering in Trento, Italy. During his studies, he started working with Remote Sensing. He enjoyed it so much that he decided to come to Wageningen University to study Geo-Information Science, in order to specialise in Remote Sensing and GIS data analysis for environmental applications. Bernd Feenstra In 1998, Bernd Feenstra graduated at Wageningen University in Environmental Hygiene. This was not the end of his academic career though; he continued his studies with an MBA at the University of Twente. Nutrition, Healthcare and Society Nettie Buitelaar 'In my work I often meet people from Wageningen in unexpected places. I have noticed that they are people with an open attitude to society who are capable of creating links between different disciplines'. Mariënne Verhoef "Being a Wageningen Ambassadors is a way for me to express my commitment to Wageningen UR." Ilse Pastoors Ilse Pastoors had planned on studying medicine, but came to Wageningen to study Health and Society. Marlou van Campen Marlou van Campen obtained her degree in Sociology of Western Areas in 1987. Santiago Rodas Santiago Rodas had worked in many places accros the world before he came to Wageningen to specialise in epidomology and public health. Marije Broekhuijsen Marije Broekhuijsen obtained a Bachelor and a Master in International Development Studies in Wageningen. Michal Wimmer-Luria Michal finished her Master in Environmental Management at Wageningen University in 2002. Jan Willem Agterkamp Jan Willem followed the Master International Land and Water Management at Wageningen University, where he graduated in 2011. Silvester De Nooijer In 2006, Silvester de Nooijer obtained his Master in Molecular Sciences with a specialisation in Biological Chemistry. Frank Salet After his bachelor in Geodesy and Geo-Informatics at Utrecht University, Frank Salet came to Wageningen. Iris Groenenberg During her time as a bachelor student in Nutrition and Dietetics, Iris Groenenberg realised that doing research is her passion and she decided to pursue an academic career. Environment, Nature and Habitats Martien den Blanken Wageningen still has a special place in my heart. I had a wonderful time there and received an excellent education. Gerrit Hiemstra “I like to try and give school students a good idea of the possibilities Wageningen UR has to offer.” Tineke van der Haven In 1959 Tineke chose to study Dairy Milk Preparation. Now, more than 50 years later, cheese is still the thread that runs thought her life. Roelof Platenkamp ‘Throughout my career in the oil and gas industry, I worked in an environment dominated by mining, civil, and petroleum engineers who kept a close eye on me, an agricultural engineer from Wageningen and a physicist from Leiden.' Sylvo Thijsen "In our area of work we have to deal with the rapidly changing social context." Nadine Rijk Nadine Rijk studied Plant Sciences at Wageningen University. After her master, she found a job at Fides, a plant breeding company. Lennart van der Burg Lennart van der Burg, 29, obtained his Bachelors degree in Environmental Sciences in Delft and decided to continue his studies at Wageningen University. Peter Hermens Peter Hermens obtained both a Bachelor and a Master in Landscape Architecture and Spatial Planning in Wageningen, and graduated in 2010. Danny Schoch Danny Schoch studied International Land and Water Management and chose the specialisation Irrigation and Water Management. Guido Klep Guido obtained a Bachelor in Forest and Nature Management and a Master in Leisure, Tourism and Environment. Tanya Huizer Tanya Huizer followed the Master Environmental Sciences and specialised in the management of marine- and coastal systems. Jan Gorter Jan Gorter graduated in 1985 as a landscape architect at Wageningen University. Ever since, he has been employed at the Dutch organisation Natuurmonumenten, which governs many different nature areas in the Netherlands. Over the years, Jan has hold over ten different positions within the organisation! Evelien Verbij Because Evelien Verbij came from an agrarian family and wanted to do something with nature herself, she decided to come to Wageningen University and study Forest Management. Carolien Wegstapel Carolien Wegstapel has been fascinated by trees, forests and wildlife for as long as she can remember. It seemed a logical choice for her to come to Wageningen University, where she studied Forest and Nature Conservation. Art, Culture and Media Jos Bregman "I graduated as an engineer of Environmental Hygiene back in 1992. Then I wondered: was I going to become old sitting behind a computer, at conference tables with only the occasional chance for field work?" Sylvia van Nierop Sylvia van Nierop decided to study Plant Pathology and Etymology in Wageningen and graduated in 1995. Tessa Steenbergen Tessa Steenbergen finished her Master Rural Development and Innovation at Wageningen University around 2010.