Lotte is a PhD candidate in the Water and Climate Risk department and Environmental Economics department, of the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Her PhD will focus on investigating the emergence of different feedbacks between climate change, climate service data, socio-economic behaviour, and adaptation measures in specific European case studies. Her work is part of the I-CISK project, funded by EU HORIZON 2020.

Lotte obtained her bachelor’s degree Liberal Arts and Sciences at University College Utrecht, where she combined her interests in economics, mathematics, and statistics. To continue the multidisciplinary trend, she completed a research master’s degree in Multidisciplinary Economics at Utrecht University. During her master’s thesis, she used large databases to analyse the behavioural response of individuals during personal bankruptcy in the Netherlands. Besides experience with empirical research, she has also worked on modelling the interplay between natural and social complex systems.

After her master’s degree, she worked as a junior lecturer at Utrecht University. During this time, she additionally further developed her technical skill set by following courses at the Utrecht University mathematics master programme e.g. complex network modelling, scientific computing and parallel algorithms.

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