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Academic Positions


Selection of Honors and Grants

  • 2018-2020 Jacobs Foundation Early Career Research Fellowship
  • 2017-2023. James S. McDonnell Foundation 2017 Scholar Award in Understanding Human Cognition (JSMF)
  • 2017. Boyd McCandless Award, Division 7 (Developmental Psychology), American Psychological Association (APA)
  • 2016. Rising Star Award, Association for Psychological Science (APS)
  • 2016-2018. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant (RWJF)
  • 2014-2018. VENI Grant (Innovational Research Incentives Scheme), Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
  • 2014. New Investigator Award, European Human Behaviour & Evolution Association (EHBEA)
  • 2011-2012. UCLA Graduate Division Dissertation Year Fellowship
  • 2006-2008. Huygens Scholarship, Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science
  • 2006-2007. Fulbright Fellowship
  • 2006-2007. VSB Foundation Scholarship

Education

  • 2012. UCLA, Ph.D. Biological Anthropology
  • 2006. University of Amsterdam, M.Sc. Psychology (cum laude)
  • 2006. University of Amsterdam, M.A. Philosophy (cum laude)
  • 2005. University of Amsterdam, B.Sc. Psychology (cum laude)