Karlijn holds two bachelor’s degrees (Business Administration and Education) and got inspired to study a master’s degree in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies after working 1.5 years at the refugee camps on the island of Lesvos in Greece. She is very passionate about programs that offer empowerment through education and is well experienced in managing multiple programs in complex environments.
Alongside her professional career, Karlijn has consistently volunteered at several non-profit organisations, was part of the organising team of TEDxWellington in New Zealand and is still involved in campaigns to promote the rights of refugees, undocumented migrants and against the criminalisation of humanitarian workers. With work experiences in education, social entrepreneurship, human rights and the humanitarian field, Karlijn is happy to be part of Humanity in Action The Netherlands to create awareness for social justice.
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