In 2013 I moved from my roots in Boxtel (a village in Brabant) to Nijmegen for my Bachelor Biology. At the start of my study I thought that I was mostly interested in medical biology. However, I soon discovered that ecology triggered my true passion in biology. During my Master I continued to specialize in both plant and insect communities working together making a beautiful and yet fragile ecosystem. As a member of the education committee of my study association and student assistant during practicals of the students I always had an affiliation with teaching and education. However, during my internships I really enjoyed doing research, both in nature and agricultural context. That is why I decided to do apply for a PhD because I am driven to answer ecological questions with reliable research.