Marianne started her professional career working for HaskoningDHV on water management projects in the Netherlands and abroad, ranging from climate change adaptation strategies to dike reinforcement projects very often combined with nature restoration. After this she moved to Paraguay where she worked for 4 years as project manager for WWF Paraguay on several multi-stakeholder projects focused primarily on reducing deforestation in the Chaco Dry Forest. Marianne has previously worked for IUCN NL where she engaged with business and finance on greening their supply chains in cooperation with local CSOs in Latin America and the Philippines, amongst others.
Marianne holds an MSc in Systems Engineering, Policy Analysis and Management from the TU Delft, and an MSc. in General Linguistics from the University of Leiden.