Maaike works as a research communication officer in the Institutions for Collective Action research team in which she also focuses on the CollectieveKracht platform. Maaike obtained her master’s degree in Journalism and New Media at Leiden University in 2019 and before joining the team she has been active as a journalist working for regional and national news media. Not only in her work but also in her personal life, society in all its forms intrigues her. She is particularly interested in what newfound knowledge and scientific research results can mean for society. In this respect, she is very excited to be able to use her love for writing and the creation of content to bring valuable knowledge to life.