In the first quarter of 2021 Public Matters welcomed several new colleagues. Evi Sonnemans and Mike de Wit started as Junior Consultants and Nathalie Schouten strengthens the agency as HR Advisor. In addition, Sieme Gewald, Minne Kransen and Tessel Schouwink will join Public Matters as Trainee in the coming six months.
About Evi, Mike and Nathalie
Evi Sonnemans focused during her studies and career on national and international politics and gained experience in the field of public affairs in various positions. She obtained her Master’s degree in International Relations: European Studies at Leiden University. At Public Matters she will support clients in various sectors, with a focus on the healthcare sector.
Mike de Wit has a broad academic background and obtained his master’s degree in Public Administration: Economics & Governance at the University of Leiden. During his studies he was active in, amongst others, representative councils and gained experience in interest representation at Public Matters as a Trainee. At Public Matters he will support various clients in a wide range of sectors.
Nathalie Schouten will join the team as HR Advisor, working on the organisational development and development of our employees. Nathalie has gained a lot of experience in the HR field and has been working as a consultant for various organisations since 2012.
About Sieme, Minne and Tessel
Sieme Gewald has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a minor in Conflict Studies from the University of Amsterdam. She was also a board member at the United Nations Students Conference Amsterdam (UNISCA) and active as a student consultant at SOLVE Consulting. At Public Matters, Sieme will primarily focus on supporting clients in the areas of energy and climate.
Minne Kransen has a bachelor’s degree in International Relations & International Organization and a minor in Politics & Governance from the University of Groningen. She also did a minor abroad in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Minne supports Public Matters mainly in the tech sector, developments in Brussels and the Public Matters initiative ”Tech Against Corona”.
Tessel Schouwink is currently following the masters Political Communication and Text & Communication at the University of Amsterdam. She also did a minor in Journalism during her bachelor Dutch Language and Culture. She was furthermore a Junior Policy Officer at ”Tech Against Corona”, a co-initiative of Public Matters. Tessel will mainly be involved in supporting various clients within the domain of the Ministry of Interior & Kingdom Relations.
Of course we are very happy with these reinforcements and we wish the new colleagues lots of success in their new positions!