Office manager, Wageningen
MSc in (tropical) soil science from Wageningen University, the Netherlands (1981)
She joined ICRA in 2001. She shares the office management with Saskia Vleer
Ans worked for 15 years in East Africa, the larger part with DGIS as a technical advisor in National Agricultural Research Institutes in Mozambique (Instituto Nacional de Investigações Agronômicas, INIA, now IIAM) and Tanzania (National Soil Service, ARI-Mlingano) in strengthening technical knowledge in natural resources management (soil productivity, soil conservation, land evaluation, land resources studies) and institutional development. She worked in Northwestern Tanzania as a consultant on various subjects in integrated rural development projects, and as a teacher.