Valerie van Lanschot believes in an inclusive society in which every voice matters. This can be seen during both her studies and in her professional career. She has a bachelor’s degree in History and a master’s degree in International Relations with a historical perspective. As part of her master’s thesis, she did research into the influence of the Dutch Refugee Council during the times of former Yugoslav refugees. She also completed an internship at the Dutch embassy in Suriname. Valerie now works at NewBees as a coordinator in Amsterdam. NewBees helps newcomers participate in Dutch communities as soon as they arrive by connecting them to rewarding traineeship opportunities and matching each newcomer’s specific background, skills, passions, and experience with local employees. In the future, Valerie hopes to continue to contribute to an inclusive society.
Updated May 2019