Kirsten Lamberink started with a Bachelor Soil Science, Water and Atmosphere in Wageningen. After this Bachelor she continued with the mastersprogramme Earth and Environment, also at Wageningen University.
"I chose to study the Bachelor of Science Soil, Water, Atmosphere. This because I found it interesting to know how the system earth is working, and the study seems to be quite diverse. Luckily this was the case! We learned a lot on how the earth is composed, and how the different systems in and around the earth behave. At some stage in my study I had to choose between the domains soil, water or atmosphere. I decided to choose for the soil-specialization, because I find geology, rocks, and soil very interesting. A lot of practical knowledge is needed, in order to learn and understand different soils. It is hard to learn something about a soil, if you cannot see the soils or rocks in the field. Therefore a lot of practicals were included in the program of my Bachelor of Science."
"At the moment I am already for one year enrolled in my Master of Science (MSc.) Earth and Environment with the specialisation Soil Geography and Earth Surface Dynamics. I enjoy this MSc a lot! The different courses are more focused on doing research, and request more from you than just listening. During your MSc, you learn to shape your own opinion on doing research. I also like to work together with international students and follow courses together with them. I used the credits of the optional courses to do a small thesis, in which I had to do a month of fieldwork in Southern Spain. There I collected soil data in a catchment, this meant that I could work every day outdoor in the warm Spanish sun! It was a period of hard working, but I obtained a lot of new experiences."
"Next to my study I am a member of a student association (VGSW), a climbing association, and I am also enrolled in charity work. Last year I took a year off (from my study) to organize the introduction days of Wageningen University. It was a fabulous board year, in which I learned a lot of new things! This year I will continue with my MSc, so there are still some nice years waiting for me in Wageningen!"