As an anthropologist I am mainly working in the fields of mining, public health and education.
I did my graduate research in the interior of Suriname and obtained my MA degree in Cultural Anthropology at the VU University (2006). March 2015 I started with a Master in International Health at the Royal Tropical Institute (NVAO accreditated) with the aim to finish the course in 2017.
At present I am working as an independent consultant in Suriname.
Recent consultancy experiences include a preliminary study on Hepatitis on the Maroni and a training “Stigma, Discrimination, and Human Rights Related to Health and Migration” conducted for the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The objective of the training was to encourage participants to contribute to the reduction of stigma and discrimination against migrants, their families and other vulnerable groups throughout the Caribbean. I am currently working on an integrated HIV behavioral and biological surveillance survey (IBBS) among the MSM (Men who have Sex with Men) community in Suriname commissioned by the Ministry of Health of Suriname, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).