Public Matters has welcomed five new colleagues. Frank Zwarthoed and Fieke Creijghton both started as Junior Consultants and Katja Salzer Levi, Chris Brugman and Judith ter Kuile will join Public Matters as Trainee in the next six months.
About Frank and Fieke
Frank focused on both journalism and politics during his study and career. He obtained his master’s degree in Journalism and New Media at Leiden University and was, among other things, an advisor to several members of parliament and campaign coordinator for the national VVD-party (Conservative Liberals). At Public Matters, Frank will support clients in a wide range of sectors, with a focus on the tech sector.
Fieke has a Master’s degree in International Management/CEMS at the Erasmus University and has also worked as a Student Consultant at the European Space Agency and as a Trainee at VNO-NCW/MKB-Nederland in Brussels. Because of her experience in Brussels, Fieke will mainly support clients with activities on the European level.
About Katja, Chris en Judith
Katja has a bachelor’s degree in European Studies from the University of Amsterdam and a minor in Political Science from Grenoble Institute of Political Studies. She also did an internship at ABN AMRO Mees Pierson and is following the master Political Science at the VU Amsterdam. At Public Matters Katja will mainly focus on the tech sector and the Public Matters initiative ”Tech Against Corona”.
Chris holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a minor in Peace and Conflict Studies from the Free University of Amsterdam and is following the Master’s in Public Management and Leadership at Leiden University. Chris also did an internship at the Ministry of Public Health, Welfare and Sport as a policy officer. Chris will mainly focus on supporting various clients within the domain of the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations.
Judith holds a bachelor’s degree in International Business from the University of Groningen and a minor in International Politics and Economics from Mexico Autonomous Institute of Technology (ITAM). Judith is following a master Strategic Management at the Erasmus University and has also worked as a Student Consultant at Forward Incubator. At Public Matters Judith mainly supports clients in the field of energy and climate.
We are very happy with these new colleagues and wish them all the best in their new positions!