- Studied law and economics at the Free University of Amsterdam (in Dutch: the 'VU'), undertaking some of her legal studies at Paris Sorbonne University, France.
- Graduated cum laude in law in 2006.
- Prior to being admitted to the bar, worked as a court registrar for the foreign nationals division of the Court of Amsterdam.
- Admitted to the bar in Amsterdam in 2008.
- Member of the immigration law department.