A Short Web-Related Bio
In 2005 I became responsible for the website of a tiny NGO where I was hired as the only (part-time) employee. Their rudimentary website needed urgent work, but I did not have any budget for it. So I had to figure out how to do it myself – fortunately I could rely on the technical skills and generous help of my husband, who works in the IT sector.
In the decade after that I got a PhD and did two postdoc projects, but also worked (part-time) as all-round coordinator of several new academic collaborations / initiatives. In each of those jobs I also became responsible for managing the development and content of a website. In those early cases I still worked with external web designers/developers, expanding my own knowledge and skill set in the process. I kept noticing how much pleasure and satisfaction working on websites gives me. It requires creativity, technical skills, thinking about communication goals, structuring and writing.
In 2018 I decided to launch ‘Sites for Scholars’. My strength is that I combine all-round web-related skills with more than 10 years of experience in academia (both as a researcher and in administrative positions) and an interdisciplinary background (comprising philosophy, the social sciences & engineering). This enables me to understand what my customers need – and deliver it.