I finished my archaeology studies at Ghent University in 2008, specialising in geo-archaeology (landscape science) and protohistory. After a short research project in landscape assessment, I started my career in field archaeology in combination with some science communication projects at the Ename Expertise Center. In commercial archaeology, I gained field experience in different companies (2009-2018) and was several times engaged in business management.
I worked part-time on the Altai Mountains Survey Project, which aims to study and preserve the burial landscapes of the Russian steppe peoples (UG, 2015-2018). It strenghtened my skills in data management and GIS. Since 2013 I kept a strong link with science communication of archaeology to a wider audience through editing and writing for the Belgian archaeology magazine Ex situ and in 2014 by writing exhibition content and a book on the Boudelo Monastery (BE).
As in my master dissertation on iron age hillforts, I now again return to studying connectedness between people in the past and the role of rivers in this. Currently, my PhD focusses on approaching mobility derived from strontium isotopes from a spatial perspective. My favourite tools are GIS and R but I equally love to dive into the lab to prepare the bone samples for strontium isotopic and elemental measurements. My quest is to observe differences through time in the way people used the landscape to travel.