Global Changemaker in the field of sustainable living
As there are many things that require special attention these days, such as greenhouse gas emissions, microplastics, extinction of species and many more, I am contributing towards a more sustainable future. As Global Changemaker it is my mission to
- make scientific research on nature and sustainability available to the broad public, so that we can take action based on science
- increase our fascination and love for nature, and
- educate on why taking action is important.
I’m a passionate science communicator, helping scientists in the field of nature and sustainability increase the outreach of their results and the positive impact on the environment without having to put in any additional time and effort. I do this by converting their publications into easy to understand articles for the general public and spreading these on social media (including Medium.com). My work inspires the general public to take action towards a healthier planet, because it not only educates, it also fascinates, and includes actionable steps we can all do in daily life.
I’m also a passionate cyber security specialist, helping companies make their web applications more secure. I do this by testing their web applications for security issues and reporting these back, so that these issues can be resolved before black hat hackers can, for example, steal data.
I’m currently also combining my expertise in these fields as a member of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe task force on digitalization in energy, as reviewer for the United Nations Environmental Programme, and as advisory board member of the International Forum for Nature and Sustainability. Before that, I worked as an IT-security expert, taught at a university, did a PhD in Psychology, an M.Sc. in Educational sciences, and a B.Sc. in IT. I also wrote two linguistic books.
During all my roles and activities, I specialize in making complex topics available to the general public (including on TV, in articles, books, presentations, podcasts, social media posts).
Erlijn is certainly one of the superwomen having the planet at heart. She truly is an outstanding champion for sustainability: in remarkably innovative and incredible ways, she is pioneering new routes to sustainable futures.
Erlijn reminds us that the simplest changes have such a great impact. She reaches around the globe and touches us all. She is my Angel of inspiration!
Erlijn has special qualities to motivate all of us to become more sustainable in the little things we do in life. All of them add up. She is very innovative and convincing. She has taken on many challenges and no doubt she will succeed. We all need her to! It is an honour to have worked with her since 2019.
Erlijn's postings are better than getting a degree in cognitive psychology.